National Park Week, April 17-25 means free admission to all 392 national parks.
Parks will also offer additional family-friendly activities and special offers on tours, lodging, food, and souvenirs. Visit the Web site for a listing of parks and promotions.
Saturday, April 24, is National Junior Ranger Day – there will be hundreds of family friendly events that day. Each child participating in Junior Ranger activities will receive a certificate, patch, or pin. Other National Park Week highlights include the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the 75th anniversary of the nation’s most visited national park – the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Normally, 146 of 392 national parks charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. The other 246 do not charge for admission. The fee free waiver for National Park Week does not include other fees such as fees charged for camping, reservations and concessions.
For more information about National Park Week visit http://www.nps.gov/npweek
Check out the Grand Canyon Lodges
Recognized as one of the great seven natural wonders of the world, the sheer majesty and beauty of the Grand Canyon is unsurpassed. It is truly breathtaking. When you stay at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges you’re not just close – You’re there!
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