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Freebie Alert: Entrance Fees Waived at All Federal Public Lands This Saturday

Saturday (Sept. 29) is National Public Lands Day, so here are 2 game-plan options to consider for that day:

1. Go visit a federally managed park, monument forest and get in for free. That's a good deal.

All entrance fees and trailhead parking fees on federal public lands are being waived for the day.

Participating federal lands include:


Just be aware that the deal applies only to entrance fees or “standard amenity fees” such as trailhead parking permits. Other fees will be assessed as usual, including:


• campground fees
• advance reservation fees
• permit fees
• some tour fees
• concession fees
• cabin-rental fees
• group day-use fees

2. Volunteer at a park, beach, preserve or forest near you. An estimated 2,100 events are planned nationwide on Saturday.

The organizers of National Public Lands day call it “the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the U.S.”

At some events, volunteers may be awarded with a "fee-free coupon," good for a future single-day visit to a federal park or recreation site. Join in and make the outdoors a nicer place to experience.

Looking for a place to pitch in? Check the store pages of local REI stores for events taking place near their locations.


Photos © 2012 T.D. Wood.

Posted on at 12:15 PM

Tagged: National Public Lands Day, national parks, stewardship and volunteer

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