The National Parks Service has two upcoming fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. The freebie includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees but NOT fees for reservations, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties. Still, the offer is pretty awesome.
The fee-free weekends include:
- July 18-19, 2009
- August 15-16, 2009
For a list of free parks by state, click here. (The page may take awhile to load.)
Here’s another tip the park service is passing on. Many national parks never charge an entrance fee, so you can plan inexpensive visits year round! They also provide a list of family activities this summer.