I was reading the March 2007 issue of Budget Travel magazine, and they had a blurb about the revamp to the National Parks Pass program.
The blurb says:
"The old $50 pass covering a year's entrance to national parks has been replaced by a new $80 parks pass that also includes forest-service and federal recreation areas."
I don't know how I feel about this. I don't think I have ever visited a forest-service or federal recreation area. Surely I can't be the only one? I wish they would offer both options, the $50 and the $80.