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National Park Service.gov is offering their National Parks Entrance Free Day valid November 11-12, 2017 for Free [Participating Parks List]. Thanks SUCHaDEAL

Note, 120 of our country's more than 400 national parks usually charge an entrance fee, so those fees are waived on November 11-12, 2017. Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.
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Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise. - Discombobulated

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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people.NPS photoThe National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:
  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents' Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
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So these are the days to avoid going. haha
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I worked at a state park when I was in college. It always bothered me when people would bite/scratch/claw to get into the park for free.

Not sure about national parks, but at least for the state park I worked at, the parks were theoretically self-sufficient. Meaning your tax dollars weren't supposed to be funding them, your entry/ticket price was.

So even if you get in for free, leave a donation to the park for a small amount. By way of your being there, you enjoy the parks, so don't be a free-rider.
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FYI... Canada's National Parks are free for everyone ALL of 2017. article [usatoday.com]
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Noted, repped thanks Smilie
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So these are the days to avoid going. haha
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I worked at a state park when I was in college. It always bothered me when people would bite/scratch/claw to get into the park for free.

Not sure about national parks, but at least for the state park I worked at, the parks were theoretically self-sufficient. Meaning your tax dollars weren't supposed to be funding them, your entry/ticket price was.

So even if you get in for free, leave a donation to the park for a small amount. By way of your being there, you enjoy the parks, so don't be a free-rider.
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I worked at a state park when I was in college. It always bothered me when people would bite/scratch/claw to get into the park for free.

Not sure about national parks, but at least for the state park I worked at, the parks were theoretically self-sufficient. Meaning your tax dollars weren't supposed to be funding them, your entry/ticket price was.

So even if you get in for free, leave a donation to the park for a small amount. By way of your being there, you enjoy the parks, so don't be a free-rider.
if i was rich, i wouldnt attend free stuff. sorry bro.
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So these are the days to avoid going. haha
Boy do I agree.

And actually its not that costly to buy an annual pass.Smilie
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If you in CA, good luck waiting in Crazy Traffic. I would avoid going to Park on Free day unless you walking/Biking/Camping
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OK thanks for letting me know which dates not to go.

Guys just go buy the annual pass it worth the price. $80 you can bring a whole vehicle of persons to any national park/monuments/forest/historic sites etc for a whole year..

But lots people are thieving the fees anyways, hate to see that.

Edit: The pass can also be bought from REI, Backcountry.com and maybe other store/sites, if that's in your favor.
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Parks are a National Treasure. Would pay anyway. But good to know.
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FYI... Canada's National Parks are free for everyone ALL of 2017. article [usatoday.com]
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Thanks for the heads up.
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The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:


January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20: Presidents' Day
April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 30: National Public Lands Day
November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit...-parks.htm
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Upcoming 01/16, The National Park Service is offering entrance to all 400 over National Parks for FREE in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Valid 01/16).

For more details: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit...-parks.htm

**SORRY - Looks like it's a re-post** I searched for similar posts before posting this, couldn't see any. But, after extensive search I see there was one!
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