I drove over to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge last Friday to scout for new places to launch my kayak. I’d never been to the Beacon 42, boat ramp before, so I stopped there first.
Beacon 42 boat ramp, before dawn. Venus in the upper right, reflecting in the lower right.
It looks like a great place to launch from, with easy access to Mosquito Lagoon in the distance to the east.
I also went by the Visitor’s Center since I needed to renew my MINWR annual pass. The very nice man at the desk asked me how old I am. When I told him I’d be 62 next month, he told me to come back then and get a senior pass. I’d heard about this before but didn’t know it started at age 62. And that it’s a lifetime (not annual) pass! And that it gets you in to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites including national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation! It’s quite a deal – I’ll be back there next month to get mine.
I did make a few more photos that day. Here’s one more:
Reflecting mangroves: Something about mangroves always seems photogenic to me. Especially in mirror like water.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – if you’re a US citizen age 62 or older – get your pass. Then go make some photos!
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6 thoughts on “Get Your National Park Service Senior Pass”
Can you put a pontoon boat in at Beacon 42 ramp?
I don’t really know if you could put a pontoon boat in there. It looks like you could, but I haven’t tried it or seen anyone else do it.
Sorry I don’t have an answer.
Love that shot of the reflecting mangroves Ed! Great work buddy.
I have mine! Who says there’s nothing good about getting old. It is THE BEST BARGAIN.
Good to hear from you! I’m looking forward to getting my pass.