National Parks to be Free to All Visitors on April 20
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
April 17, 2019
If you're in some need of fresh air this weekend, we have some good news for you. All 61 U.S. national parks and more than 300 other sites across the country will be free to enter and open to the public Saturday, April 20.
The entrance fees are being waived to help kick off National Park Week which runs from April 20 to 28. The week is part of a presidential proclamation made to get people to explore the nation's natural beauty.
You can find the closest national park to you using the National Park Service's handy search tool on their website.
Users who plan on going to the parks will still have to pay user fees for camping, boat launches and special tours.
Saturday is the second of five free-admission days scheduled in 2019, the first of which occurred on Martin Luther King Day. The parks will be open free-of-charge again on the National Park Service's birthday (Aug. 25), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).
OTTER!— NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) April 16, 2019
Now that we have your attention, this Saturday, April 20, 2019 – is an entry fee-free day at all @NatlParkService sites to kick off National Park Week! Where will you go?
Image: Otter floating in open water.#FindYourPark #NationalParkWeek https://t.co/5omWrPN7Ur pic.twitter.com/Z9ch0LOiKg
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