January 12, 2011 - The National Park Service has announced Fee-Free days for 2011. The program provides several fee free days throughout the year at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. The Fee-Free Days program was started in 2009 by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to help Americans visit public lands in our National Parks during the economic downturn.
Mark your calendar for these fee-free days 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)
Making the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors with their own special offers.
Many national park concessions will also offer discounts on Fee-Free days, saving visitors money on food, lodging, tours and souvenirs. More information is available at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.