All national parks — including Yosemite and Yellowstone — will be free this Saturday

All national parks — including Yosemite and Yellowstone — will be free this Saturday

The National Park Service is offering free admission to all of its parks, including Acadia, Yosemite, Grand Teton, Olympic and Rocky Mountain National Park

For those who've been yearning to explore America’s natural treasures, your moment has arrived. This year’s final opportunity to experience the country's national parks without the entrance fee is just around the corner. On November 11, 2023—Veterans Day—the National Park Service will offer complimentary admission to all its parks, including the iconic Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Everglades, and Zion.

Seize this chance to witness the grandeur of these landscapes, as this fee-free day is part of the NPS’s ongoing efforts to make these pristine environments more accessible and to encourage outdoor activities among the public.

“National parks are really amazing places and we want everyone to experience them,” said National Park Service Director Chuck Sams in a statement when the 2023 fee-free dates were first announced. “The entrance fee-free days encourage people to discover the beauty, history and inspiration awaiting them throughout the country.” 

With the final "fee-free" day approaching, it's the perfect time to plan a visit to one of our national parks. On this day of open gates and open trails, let the rugged coastlines of Acadia, the iconic El Capitan of Yosemite, the towering peaks of Grand Teton, the temperate rainforests of Olympic, and the majestic alpine landscapes of Rocky Mountain National Park beckon you to explore their unparalleled beauty. Each park offers a gateway to adventure and exploration, free of charge, welcoming you to their unique natural wonders.

Veterans Day is a poignant reminder of the freedoms we enjoy, and what better way to honor that spirit than by exploring the freedoms of the wild, the open trails, and the boundless skies that the National Park Service protects.

Remember, while the entrance fees are waived, planning ahead is crucial. Some parks may experience high visitor volumes, so arrive early, and be prepared for the day with appropriate gear, water, and snacks. Check the specific park’s website for additional visitor tips, trail closures, and safety guidelines.

So, lace-up your boots, grab your camera, and set out to create memorable experiences. For more information on the parks participating in this fee-free day, a quick click will lead you to a full list and the inspiration for your next great outdoor adventure.

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