Saturday, January 15, 2011

Free Days at the National Parks

This weekend is one of the fee-free weekends that the U.S. National Parks will be offering in 2011. There are over a hundred national parks that usually charge entrance fees that will be free from Jan 15-17.

Why not take advantage of these free days to visit something new?
Free Entrance Weekends in 2011:

* January 15-17
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
* April 16-24
(National Park Week)
* June 21
(First day of summer)
* September 24
(Public Lands Day)
* November 11-13
(Veterans Day weekend)
Side-note: Many national parks don't charge fees. For instance, there are 24 national parks in Maryland, and 18 of them are free all the time!

Go here to learn about parks that are participating in the Free Entrance Days and here to plan your visit.

1 comment:

M Pax said...

You have those nice, mild winters over that way. Over here, everything closes by end of September. Wish we were closer to Yosemite or Yellowstone. Would be a beautiful day to go. We're having our annual taste of spring in January right now. What a tease!