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Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Entrance To National Parks This Saturday

Make plans to visit a Utah national park this weekend - you can get in for free on Saturday, Sept 27.

Properties managed by the US National Park Service will waive entrance fees Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day. There will be normal charges for camping and engaging in special activities, as determined by the individual parks.

Entrance fees will also be waived on Nov 11, which is Veterans Day.

Annually, the park service waives fees during these times:
  • Mid January - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Mid February - Presidents Day Weekend
  • Mid April - Opening weekend of National Parks Week
  • August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
  • Late September - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day
The park service provided this information:

Only 133 of our country's 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you're planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

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