9 fee-free days at national parks in ’14


The National Park Service has set the dates in 2014 on which no entrance fees will be charged. Nine fee-free days are scheduled this year.

The 2014 days are:

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 15-17: Presidents Day weekend

April 19-20: National Park Week’s opening weekend

Aug. 25: National Park Service’s 98th birthday

Sept. 27: National Public Lands Day

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

On those days, visitors can enter any of 133 of the 401 national parks that usually charge an entrance fee, ranging from $3 to $25. Other fees such as camping, tours and concessions still will be charged.

With more than 84 million acres of scenery, 17,000 miles of trails, 5,000 miles of shoreline, 27,000 historic and prehistoric structures, and 100 million museum items and an infinite number of authentic American stories to tell, national parks offer something for every taste, according to a Park Service news release.

Other federal land management agencies that will offer fee-free days in 2014 are U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.

 

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