Beginning on August 28, 2017 the fee for the senior citizen lifetime national park pass will increase from $10 to $80, reports KOTA News. The fee was increased through the National Park Service Centennial Act, which was passed by Congress in 2016.
The additional revenue generated through the fee increase will establish an endowment to fund park projects and visitor services.
The lifetime national park pass can be purchased by U.S. citizens over the age of 62 and can be used at any national park in the United States. National parks in the Black Hills region include the Mount Rushmore National Monument, Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
For more information on national parks in the Black Hills region, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive.