Time to start planning for National Park Week, April 20-28, 2019. It is the perfect opportunity for a spring family outing to one of the National Parks and Monuments and take advantage of a *free entrance day on Saturday, April 20.
|Bandelier National Monument dwellings in New Mexico. (Julianne G. Crane)|
America’s “national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and other public lands offer every citizen a place to get outdoors, learn about our nation’s history and culture, and restore our spirits.” By providing free admission, all Americans can visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all of us.
Three More Free Entrance Days in 2019
•Friday, Aug. 25, National Park Service birthday.
• National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
• Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
* “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.”
The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit "a new place or an old favorite," especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. Start Planning Your Visit.
For non-free days, consider America the Beautiful Passes:
|Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (Marcel Robicheaux)|
"A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers," according to park officials.
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– Julianne G. Crane
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Photos: Top: RVer Jimmy Smith explores a series of dwellings carved into the rock cliffs of Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. For information on camping, click here. (Julianne G. Crane). Bottom: RVers Julianne G. Crane and Jimmy Smith near Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Click here for camping information. (Marcel Robicheaux).
--Julianne G. Crane
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