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Friday, June 17, 2011

Free Admission To National Parks On June 21

The first day of summer is Tuesday, June 21, and US national parks will celebrate by offering free admission.

The National Park Service is offering several fee-free days to encourage people to visit these incredible places. Other fee-free days remaining this year are Sept. 24, which is called Public Lands Day, and Nov. 11-13, Veterans Day weekend.

A complete list of national parks covered by the free entrance offer can be found here. The list includes many of the system's best-known parks, including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion in Utah.

Some national monuments and other national recreational areas will also offer free admission.

Some park concessions offer deals on fee-free days. You can find details here.

On a related note, Cedar Breaks National Monument opened for the season today, after being delayed for weeks because of deep snowdrifts. Details.

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