May 22, 2017

This Weekend: Free Entry at National Parks

national parkNow that the government shutdown is over, all of our national parks are once again open to the public. That’s good news, but there’s great news, too. This weekend (Nov. 9-11), in honor of Veterans Day, the entry fee at all of our national parks will be waived.

While most of our national parks are free to the public every day, fee-free days are a nice way to save at those parks that do charge entry fees, like Grand Canyon National Park ($25 per car) and Yosemite National Park ($20 per car). Certain other charges will still apply, however, like camping fees.

There’s so much to do in our national parks. Take a look at a few of my posts that will help you make the most of an exciting day or weekend in one of our country’s beautiful parks:

Get Outside: 5 Books to Explore Nature as a Family

Hiking with Kids: 7 Tips for a Perfect Morning Hike

15 Things to Do During National Park Week

15 More Things to Do During National Park Week

Get Outside: 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 ¾

Stamp It: Passport to Your National Parks Program

Hey Kids, Become a Junior Park Ranger!

If you plan to go out and explore nature this weekend, be sure to check out the state-by-state listing of participating national parks to ensure the park you’d like to visit is, in fact, free this weekend. Get out there and have fun as a family!

Photo Credit: Frederik

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