Not sure what to do this weekend? Do you live close to one of the 394 National Parks in the United States? These are the entrance fee-free dates for the U.S. National Parks in 2013! What does this mean? It means you and the family can free admission into one of the many parks. There are many featured events at the parks just check the calendar below. Here is the information from their website…”Get out and discover something new about your 394 national parks. This year’s focus, Healthy Parks, Healthy People, highlights the connection between human and environmental health and the vital role America’s national parks play in both.
Whether your prefer a 20-mile backcountry hike in Yosemite or a leisurely stroll around Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, moving outside is good for you and offers a chance to explore these places you own. Search the events calendar to find your National Park Week “must-dos,” and share your national park experience on Facebook or Twitter.”
- January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 22-26 – five days during National Park Week
- August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
- September 28 – National Public Lands Day
- November 9-11 – Veterans Day weekend
Here’s a tip-265 of your 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!
If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.