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Offline zach

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the coolest thing about disability!
« on: July 30, 2014, 09:09:49 PM »
a free lifetime national park and forest pass, 50% off camping fees, free parking
http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access_pass_application.pdf

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 09:23:54 PM »
What are the things national parks charge?  I didn't know about parking.  I did know about camping.  We went camping at Cumberland Gap and they used the honor system.  Anyone camping is suppose to put their camping fee in the box.  I wonder how this applies to those honor system boxes?  You only stick in 50% of the payment? 

Thanks for the info.  I know people who are disabled and who still like to go to national parks to camp old school or with RV's. 

Offline zach

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 09:35:31 PM »
appears this applies to all lands managed by the dept of interior, so national parks service, national forests, BLM, still figuring it out

yeah, seems like at honor sites you simply pay the fee you're supposed to, probably write down your pass number on the payment envelope

my father has a golden ages pass, for retired, says it looks like the same thing

http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html

50% off expanded amenities; camping, swimming beaches, boat launches

does NOT cover state parks

"In addition to free entry, does the Access Pass include any discounts at Federal Recreation sites?
At many sites the Access Pass provides the pass owner a discount on Expanded Amenity Fees (such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours).

What are the discount guidelines?
The pass program is managed by five Federal agencies that operate under different regulations and have different fees. Therefore, the discount program for the Access Pass is not handled in the same way on all Federal recreation lands.

In general discounts are honored as follows:
Individual Campsites: The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
Campsites with Utility Hookups: If utility fees are charged separately, there is no discount. The discount may apply if the utility fee is combined (seamless) with the campsite fee."

« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 09:44:43 PM by zach »

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 11:32:20 PM »
I enjoy riding the subway for $1 and smelling the urine along the underground passageways.
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 11:33:48 PM »
I enjoy antivirals .

Offline zach

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 11:39:47 PM »
I enjoy riding the subway for $1 and smelling the urine along the underground passageways.

i live in the only metro county without mass transit. we used to have it. alot of corruption involved. its been horrible on the local economy, i see it as war on poor people.

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 11:13:35 AM »


       All   State Parks are free to all live people in Missouri .
       Need not be a resident of Missouri .

       Camping sites cost money  ;)

       We have the best River Beaches in The heartland  :)

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Offline initforlife

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 12:03:16 PM »
All state parks are free in Missouri. but you have to pay boat ramp fee's swimming fee's  here I know swimming is 3 dollars a car. not sure what boats cost anymore. and of course camps sites cost!
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Offline zach

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 02:16:00 PM »
i spend a lot of time in national forests anyway. this will save me money, in very short order. no parking, and half off camping, holding tank pump out, and boat launch. and thats for life, that part blew my mind.

all national forest, blm and dept of agriculture, thats like all huntable lands, everywhere. for life.

without even trying hard i mapped out six months of fishable campsites, all within two hours of my home address and clinic. cost less than $600.

seasonally, it makes sense for me. its the road travel that costs

this is just one piece of trying to keep living my way, and still manage the bug. spring of next year, experiment, if it works out, great. if not, i'm close to home.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2014, 02:45:38 PM by zach »

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 02:49:50 PM »
I have huge tent that has never been used my dad gave me . My friends refuse to even discuss going camping so I haven't been in years . I also have a queen blowup bed but still no takers in my circle LOL .

How do you prove you are disabled ?

Offline zach

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 02:56:42 PM »
the disability determination letter from social security, and a supporting letter from a doctor, both i already have

we also get a free hunting/fishing licenses in most states

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 03:41:52 PM »
I can go to a park that is five times the size of Central Park in NYC for $1.50; we do not hunt and fish there.
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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 07:03:01 PM »
All state parks are free in Missouri. but you have to pay boat ramp fee's swimming fee's  here I know swimming is 3 dollars a car. not sure what boats cost anymore. and of course camps sites cost!

    I could name dozens of really nice swimming areas that are FREE !

    I have never had to pay to swim at any Missouri state park in our parts of the Ozarks  :)
    JOHNSON'S SHUT-INS STATE PARK is a fabulous river beach .

    This is a great link to FREE swimming  :)
   
    http://mostateparks.com/activity/swimming   
   
                                       Come to Missouri , It's vacation land .

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 07:04:47 PM »
I'm on my way out the door to backpack in the Canadian Rockies.....but I'll have to pay full price :( , but it will be worth it.
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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 07:09:46 PM »
I have huge tent that has never been used my dad gave me . My friends refuse to even discuss going camping so I haven't been in years . I also have a queen blowup bed but still no takers in my circle LOL .

How do you prove you are disabled ?
 
   All I have to do is show my Medi-Care card  ;)

     It works for anything I have ever had to prove I was disabled .

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       P.S.  Bob and I used to take the Cadillac and our Pop-up Tent to almost every KOA Camp Site
       on the west coast . I loved every minute of it  :D
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Offline initforlife

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2014, 07:48:42 PM »
weasel,  You might be right. Maybe lake wappapello  is not considered a state park. Which is where we had to pay to swim and for boating.  Was just in the Johnson shut in's and elephant rock state park a few weeks ago . those were all free. 
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Offline Since1993

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 08:09:27 PM »
I would have to say no longer having to work full-time.  I just don't have the reserve to work like I used to.  There are "perks" such as discounts for some products and services which helps living on a fixed income.  I have a friend who uses a handicap license plate that gives him easier access to shopping and that would probably be his "coolest" thing.


Offline weasel

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 10:45:56 AM »
weasel,  You might be right. Maybe lake wappapello  is not considered a state park. Which is where we had to pay to swim and for boating.  Was just in the Johnson shut in's and elephant rock state park a few weeks ago . those were all free.

    I wanted to take my twin brother to Elephant Rock last week  :)
      He said no !   He was afraid he would slip off a rock  :o

       If the weather does not warm up around here I will not be swimming anywhere  :'(

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        P.S.    You passed my house on the way to  lake wappapello , you shoulda waved  ;D
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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2014, 04:27:13 PM »
mwahahahaha...




Offline wolfter

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2014, 05:02:23 PM »
I tried to find a link to national parks but the brain isn't working real well at the moment.  was going to check if it'd even benefit me to get one.  rural ohio is pretty much one huge national forest....lol

congrats.
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Offline DrewEm

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2014, 02:42:27 AM »
If you are a resident of New Jersey and are disabled you can apply for a card good for free admission to all state parks for up to four (you and three others) year round. I will admit, my Medicare card has gotten me either free or reduced rides on many transit systems which is a much better deal!

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Re: the coolest thing about disability!
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2014, 02:30:13 PM »
As of 1 September I can visit 17 cultural institutions/museums for a mere $2 entrance fee:

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
American Swedish Historical Museum
The Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary
Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
Independence Seaport Museum
Morris Arboretum
The Mütter Museum
The National Constitution Center
The National Museum of American Jewish History
The University of Pennsylvania Museum
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
The Please Touch Museum
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