National Parks, Public Lands To Offer Free Admittance On Several Dates Throughout 2013

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Enjoy the great outdoors? Want to explore our country's great lands and wildlife refuges, but can't justify paying to do so? Well, does Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have some news for you.

    Wednesday, Salazar announced that the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Reclamation will waive admittance fees during several dates throughout 2013. 

    “Our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and other public lands offer every American a place to enjoy outdoor recreation, learn about our nation’s history and culture, and restore our souls and spirits by connecting with the natural beauty and wildness of our land,” Salazar said in a statement. “By providing free admission, we are putting out an invitation to all Americans to visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all our people.”

    So when can you go for free? Here's the dates and which agencies are participating:

    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
    US Forest Service