April 20th through the 28th, 2013 is National Park Week! For National Park Week 2013, get free admission to all National Parks (including your parking fees waived) weekdays from April 22-26. Check with your local National Park (with 401 national parks, there’s bound to be one near you!) to make sure what the costs are before you jump in the car. There’s a diclaimer on most sites: “Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.”
National Junior Ranger Day will be held on April 20th, which invites young visitors to “explore, learn and protect” our national parks, and includes being sworn in as a Junior Ranger.
For adults, April 27th is Volunteer Day, where you can help on a variety of national park projects across the nation.
You can find a nearby national park HERE.
To find National Park Week events near you, visit the NPS calendar page HERE.
The National Park Service’s National Park Week website is HERE.