If you haven’t been to a national park, here’s your chance. April 21 kicks off National Parks Week as you can get free entrance to national parks starting this Saturday.
Every year, the National Parks Service (NPS) celebrates natural wonders like Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and more with free entrance days to national parks. On certain days in 2012, take advantage of free entrance and avoid the $10 to $15 fees per vehicle.
The 2012 free entrance days to national parks kicked off Martin Luther King Jr weekend January 14 – 16. However, now that spring is here and the temperatures are warming up, many more people are ready to get out and enjoy our national parks.
Check out how our national parks got started, thanks to John Muir.
Celebrate National Parks week with free entry
In 2012, here are the dates for free entrance to National Parks.
- January 14 – 16 (Martin Luther King Jr weekend)
- April 21 – 29 (National Parks Week)
- June 9 (Get Outdoors Day)
- September 29 (National Public Lands Day)
- November 10 – 12 (Veterans Day weekend)
So enjoy our national parks with free entrance starting April 21. Don’t miss your chance to see some of the most beautiful natural areas and landmarks this country has to offer in 2012!
For a list of free national parks, services, fees, and information, check out this list from the National Parks Service (NPS).
And check out why closing our parks is stupid.
What is your favorite national park? Will you visit a national park in 2012?
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