Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Over the course of more than 150 years, a once-radical idea has evolved into our cohesive national parks system often referred to as America’s best idea. Their mission: to make the more than 100 parks across the country accessible to all and to preserve them for future generations. To encourage that, the National Parks System sponsors several fee-free days throughout the year. This years schedule has January 14-16 as the first free weekend.
Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates in 2012:
- January 14-16
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
- April 21-29
(National Park Week)
- June 9
(Get Outdoors Day)
- September 29
(National Public Lands Day)
- November 10-12
(Veterans Day weekend)
Curious about the retro park poster? An entire series was originally produced between 1938 to 1941. You can find reproductions at Ranger Doug’s website.