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New Post 12/4/2009 3:49 PM
  CampingWife
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No more senior discount? 
Did anyone read that the U.S. Forest Service has announced it plans to eliminate the 50% discount at National Forest campgrounds. Seniors use to be able to get passes that entitled them to 50% off. Now it is 10% instead. Apparently it applies at campgrounds operated by private concessioners, which is most of the land mass.

Here's a link to the article http://www.sedona.biz/forest-service-to-eliminate-senior-discount120309.php

Talk about losing your portfolio and perks right?

Time to speak up: The Forest Service is accepting comments until February 1, 2010 at http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a60f36. Congressional contact information can be found at www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.
 
New Post 12/5/2009 6:44 AM
  murffdog123
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Re: No more senior discount? 
Like private campgrounds and everybody else, they are running out of money because of their overhead.
 
New Post 12/5/2009 9:22 PM
  bukhrn
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Re: No more senior discount? 
 murffdog123 wrote
Like private campgrounds and everybody else, they are running out of money because of their overhead.

It's NOT that the Feds are losing money, it's that the concessioners aren't making enough, so now the govt that we ask to take care of us, worries more about the concessioners having to give an $8 discount, what a joke.
And for all that thinks this doesn't apply to you, because you're not a Senior, or Disabled, YET, think again, this is only the first step.
 
New Post 12/12/2009 5:47 PM
  CampingWife
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Re: No more senior discount? 
Agree - concessioners have the govt over a barrel. What next?
 
New Post 3/19/2010 8:01 PM
  CampingRoadTrip
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Re: No more senior discount? 
We applaud Forest Service Chief’s decision to leave in place a 50% discount at campgrounds run by private concessions for holders of Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Interagency Senior and Access Passes. Obviously 4,000 comments and grass roots action worked! Thank you everyone who contributed!

USDA Forest Service Continues Discounts at Campgrounds
 
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