Published: Monday, 22 March 2010 12:16
The National Park Service will offer fee-free days again this year, allowing visitors to check out the nation’s 391 national parks without paying an admission fee.
The first fee-free days are scheduled for April 17 to 25, National Parks Week 2010. Information on additional fee-free periods will be released later this spring.
In addition to the fee-free days, many tour operators, hotels, restaurants and gift shops plan to provide discounts and special promotions.
Fees for activities such as camping, tours and concessions are not affected by the entrance fee waiver.
There are 147 parks that normally charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25, and 244 national parks never charge entrance fees.
For more about national parks, visit www.nps.gov.