TODAY, Tuesday, August 25, is the 99th Anniversary of the National Park Service – so parks across the country are waiving their entrance fees! How cool is that? This trip around the country has really given me a better appreciation for the park services, park service employees, the (free) educational opportunities and the amazing places that are preserved for us to enjoy!
Even here at the state park that we’re staying at they have educational programs all day – my kids just went to one on fireflies earlier this week, learning all about them and actually making a glow-in-the-dark firefly as part of the program. Check out the state and national parks in your area!
The next entrance fee-free day will be Saturday, September 26. 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.
August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
September 26 – National Public Lands Day
November 11 – Veterans Day