Fee-Free Weekends at U.S. National Parks

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Jun 19, 2009 / 2 comments


In this economy, sometimes travel can take a back seat to the budget. SIGH. Well, in an effort to provide some great family fun for FREE, the U.S. National Park Service has made some special deal.

Our Geography Awareness Editor, Debbie Glade/smartpoodle, has written an article on many things you may not have known about our National Parks!

Here's great news from the U.S. National Park Service!

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees*.

Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer...

And to make the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the their own special offers.

Here’s a tip – many national parks never charge an entrance fee, so you can plan inexpensive visits year round!

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

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