Something for Free That's Actually Cool, and There's No Lame Contest: Fee-Free Days at National Parks

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Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Pay not a dime as you drive (or walk or bike or levitate) on through the entrance gate at any National Park this weekend November 11-13, 2011. But a wave and a smile to the attendant would be nice, remember your manners. It starts Friday and lasts through Sunday. Pack up those kids and charge up the camera batteries. What's your flavor? Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon?

Sorry for the short notice. However, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazaar announced that there will be 17 fee-free days at the Parks in 2012. To help you plan, here you go:

2012 Fee-Free Days at National Parks:

  • January 14-16; Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
  • April 21-29; National Park Week
  • June 9; Get Outdoors Day
  • September 29; National Public Lands Day
  • November 10-12; Veterans Day weekend



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