What States Offer Senior Discounts for Camping?

Written By: Elizabeth Kogut
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: August 16, 2021
Last updated: September 25, 2023

Waiting for the perfect trip to finally get you out of the house? Although you may not be ready to get on a plane just yet, there are several opportunities for making your own adventure within the United States. State parks are beautiful and each of them is one-of-a-kind, and you may appreciate driving up an RV and camping out for a few days. 

Exploring the great outdoors will surely rejuvenate you and help you feel recharged. You are actually spoiled by choice when it comes to choosing a park to camp out in, and many states actually have discounts for seniors.

  • Alabama offers 15% off on camping fees for seniors who show proof of age
  • Florida offers 50% off for active duty and honorably discharged veterans, and disabled Floridian veterans (together with their families) may receive free annual park passes
  • Illinois has $0-17.50 rates for camping (compared to $8-35/night) for senior citizens and disabled visitors
  • Ohio offers discounts for cardholders of the Golden Buckeye, which you can claim if you are an Ohioan aged 60+, or an individual with a disability
  • Kansas has a $13.75 rate for camping (compared to $25) 
  • Oklahoma offers discounts for overnight stays for seniors who are residents and non-residents, but resident senior citizens will have free entry and day-use passes
  • North Dakota has discounted annual permits for the state’s senior citizens and disabled individuals
  • Delaware has annual passes that cover your vehicles and its riders entry to their state parks throughout the year, with discounts for both senior citizens and military members
  • Indiana offers discounted annual passes meant for senior citizens
  • Louisiana offers discounts for seniors’ day-use entry, upon presentation of a valid driver’s license
  • New Jersey offers State Park Passes for senior citizens and disabled individuals
  • South Carolina offers a Palmetto Pass for senior citizens and disabled residents, which gives them free and unlimited entry for half the price
  • New Mexico offers $100 passes (compared to $180 for residents and $225 for non-residents) for seniors and disabled residents of the state

To learn more about other senior discounts that you can get, take a look at Senior Strong and the rest of our resources today!

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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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