What Camp Grounds Give Senior Pass Discounts?

Written By: Elizabeth Kogut
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: August 16, 2021
Last updated: November 5, 2023

Senior citizens get discounts for all sorts of things—and outdoor adventures are included. If you have been looking for a sign to go on a rustic camping excursion, let this be it. Camp grounds and state parks across the US, from Oklahoma to California, have a number of great deals and discounts for senior citizens and disabled individuals. Here are some of them:

  • California State Parks has Limited Use Golden Bear Passes for individuals aged 62+. Cardholders and their registered domestic partners or spouses may use it to enter most California State Parks when it’s not peak season. 
  • Kansas State Parks offers discounted passes for vehicle entry for senior citizens and disabled individuals. 
  • New Jersey has park passes for senior citizens and disabled individuals. 
  • Illinois State Parks allows resident senior citizens to camp on some areas of their grounds for free from Mondays to Thursdays. Other sites offer them 50% off as well.
  • Indiana State Parks issues discounted annual passes for senior citizens.
  • Ohio State Parks offers discounts on camping fees for resident senior citizens who are Golden Buckeye cardholders.
  • South Carolina State Parks has Palmetto Passes, which senior citizens, disabled residents, and blind residents can avail of for half off on their park passports.
  • Louisiana State Parks has discounts for senior citizens for day-use entry in their parks. You may also get an additional 50% off if you have a National Parks Pass.
  • North Dakota State Parks has discounted annual passes for any of their state parks, specifically for residents who are either disabled or are senior citizens.
  • Oklahoma State Parks offers senior citizens discounts for overnight stays. If you are a resident senior citizen, then you will also receive free entry and day-use fees will be waived.

If you want to learn more about the variety of senior discounts that you can take advantage of, Senior Strong has more guides for you to read. Check them out today, including our guide on "When Do Senior Discounts Start in Colorado" for specific information about discounts in the Centennial State.

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Elizabeth Kogut works as the editorial head of Senior Strong. Armed with her degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri, Elizabeth ensures that all the site’s content is relevant to seniors today. 
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