Little-Known Lifetime Gift for the Retired Nature Lover

If you need a present for the retiree in your life... here's an idea.

The "America the Beautiful Senior Pass" allows seniors who are 62 years and older (plus three adults and any number of children in a vehicle) to enter our national parks, forests, monuments, and other areas for free. All told, it's more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five federal agencies.

The pass costs $10, plus a $10 processing fee, and never expires.

Plus, at many sites, the senior pass provides a discount on amenities like camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours.

Seniors are the only one who can buy the pass, but if you'd like to buy it for someone, you can always offer to pick up the tab. To learn more about these passes, visit the U.S. Geological Survey store.