No Fees for National Parks on Seventeen Days in 2011
The National Park Service will waive admission fees on 17 dates in 2011. That savings is $15 per carload for folks visiting Mount Rainier of Olympic National Parks on these days.
In the midst of all this talk of new recreation fees on state lands, there is a bit of good news for folks needing to save a few bucks in this tight economy.
The National Park Service will waive admission fees on 17 dates in 2011. That savings is $15 per carload for folks visiting Mount Rainier or Olympic National Parks on these days.
The fee-free dates kick off this weekend in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15-17). There will be no fees for a whole week in April to mark National Park Week (April 16-24). Ring in the summer solstice at your favorite National Park for free (June 21) and celebrate public lands fee-free on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24). Finally, the weekend of Veterans Day is free, too (Nov. 11-13).
According to The Olympian, the Park Service typically offers some fee free days, but it expanded the number of days two summers ago during the recession.
“In these tough economic times, our fee-free days will give families many opportunities to enjoy our nation’s heritage and natural beauty in meaningful and affordable ways,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said in a news release.
For more information, click here: www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.