Hope you’re able to take advantage of National Public Lands Day this Saturday when entry to federal public parks and recreation areas across the U.S. will be free. The event hopes to boost awareness around local volunteer preservation opportunities. Many parks will offer day of activities for visitors to get a taste of what it’s like to volunteer including shoreline cleanups, trail maintenance and tree planting. To find a park near you please use this handy find a park tool HERE:
“National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.”