Tag: national parks

Sep 26

Welcome to National Public Lands Day!

Today is National Public Lands Day! Entry fees are waived in most of the national parks and national forests, so you won’t have to pay for day use areas – visitor centers, picnic areas, trailheads, etc. You’ll still get o pay for concessions, camping, rentals, and other services. Check with your local national forest or park …

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Aug 24

FREE National Park Admission August 25!

Celebrate The 99th Birthday Of The National Park Service with a FREE visit to your national park on August 25th. Yeah, it’s a tuesday. That means you’ll probably have a lot more room to stretch out your arms and see nature without having to sit in as much traffic as you would if you went …

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Mar 06

Zabriskie Point reopens a month ahead of schedule!

Zabriskie Point, which was closed on December 1, 2014 for repairs, has been reopened to the public – a full month ahead of schedule! Thank you, contractors! The site required major rehabilitation and reconstruction of rock retaining walls and to repave the trail. Part of Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point is a popular sunrise …

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Oct 21

Yosemite Proposed Entrance Fee and Campground Fee Increases

The 50 percent fee increase, which would take effect Jan. 1, is part of a new Obama administration proposal to raise fees at 130 of America’s 401 national parks.  Why close the parks when it’s so much easier just to price them out of the reach of Americans who already support them through taxes? 30 Day …

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Oct 04

2015 National Park Free Entrance Days

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee waived* dates in 2015: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 19 Presidents Day weekend – February 14-16 Opening weekend of National Park Week – April 18-19 National Park Service Birthday – August 25 National Public Lands Day – September 26 Veterans Day – November 11 Remember: out of 401 …

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Apr 14

Support the National Parks with a National Parks Traveler Water Bottle

Kurt Repanshek has posted over at the National Parks Traveler website about the National Parks Traveler water bottle that is now available. From the post: Summer’s on the way, and more and more units of the National Park System are adding water filling stations, so head to the parks with a water bottle from National Parks Traveler. …

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Feb 09

44 pictures of Yosemite and one of Canyonlands that will make you want to visit Yosemite

Like you NEED any additional pictures of one of the most beautiful places in California to convince you you need to go there! The Roosevelts have put up a series of pictures that they call “45 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Yosemite National Park.”  While the pictures are quite stunning, I’ll be …

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