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National Park Week starts Saturday – free entry day for all NPS sites

Written by on April 20, 2024

National Park Week begins this Saturday, which coincides with a free entry day at all National Park Service (NPS) sites. The NPS oversees nearly 430 sites, many of which do not charge for admission. However, this event provides a unique opportunity to visit some of the more renowned parks like Yosemite without an entry fee. Normally, Yosemite charges $20 per person or $35 per vehicle, though reservations are still required on weekends and holidays from April 13 to June 30. For those unable to attend this Saturday, additional free entry days are scheduled throughout the year: June 19 for Juneteenth, August 4 to commemorate the Great American Outdoors Act, September 28 on National Public Lands Day, and November 11 for Veterans Day. Given the popularity of these parks, visitors are advised to plan ahead, possibly checking for timed entries and park conditions, as unexpected closures due to weather or other natural events may occur. National Park Week will run until April 28, featuring daily themed activities, including Earth Day and Junior Ranger Day. Check out the NPS Instagram account for updates (and punny anecdotes).

National Parks Near Rochester:
Harriet Tubman National Historic Park
North Country Trail
Women’s Rights National Historic Park

The next free days:
• June 19 (Wednesday): Juneteenth National Independence Day
• August 4 (Sunday): Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
• September 28 (Saturday): National Public Lands Day
• November 11 (Monday): Veterans Day

Source: CNN

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