press enter to search

Entrance to national parks in the US is free this weekend

 

Agence France-Presse

 /  Thu, April 18, 2019  /  01:04 pm
Entrance to national parks in the US is free this weekend

Visitors look at the Grizzly Giant tree in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on May 21, 2018 in Yosemite National Park, California which recently reopened after a three-year renovation project to better protect the trees that can live more than 3,000 years. (AFP/David McNew)

Just in time for the spring thaw, national parks across the US are waiving their entrance fees this weekend as part of National Park Week.  

From April 20 to 28, parks across the country will be hosting special programs and events like conservation activities, wildlife encounters and junior ranger programs for kids. 

On Easter weekend -- specifically Saturday, April 20 -- entrance to all national parks will be free. 

Read also: Ten reasons to visit Komodo National Park in 2019

The campaign will also reach social media, with the launch of special National Park Service Facebook frames and Ranger emoji. 

To find a special event near you, visit this website