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13 FREE ADMISSION DAYS AT NATIONAL PARKS IN 2013

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There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, National Public Lands Day, and Veterans Day Weekend.

 

Statue of LibertyThe National Park Service announced 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other federal lands will offer free admittance to the public.

"Our national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and other public lands offer every American a place to get outdoors, learn about our nation’s history and culture, and restore our spirits,” Salazar says. “By providing free admission, we are rolling out the welcome mat for Americans to visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all of us.”

The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11). A full list of dates and participating agencies is below. The fee waiver does not cover expanded amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

Additionally, active-duty military members and their dependents are eligible for a free annual pass that provides entrance to lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service.

The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program also offers a free lifetime pass for people with disabilities, a $10 lifetime senior pass for those ages 62 and older, and an $80 annual pass for the general public.

 

2013 Fee Free Days and participating agencies:

 

January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Park Service

Fish & Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

US Forest Service

 

April 22-26: National Park Week

National Park Service

 

June 8: Great Outdoors Day

US Forest Service

 

August 25: National Park Service Birthday

National Park Service

 

September 28: National Public Lands Day

National Park Service

Fish & Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Reclamation

US Forest Service

 

October 13: National Wildlife Refuge Day

Fish & Wildlife Service

 

November 9-11: Veterans Day Weekend

National Park Service

Fish & Wildlife Service

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Reclamation

USForestService

 

For more information, and to see a list of the national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands in your area, visit the National Park Service’s website.

 


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