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Take a Hike and Celebrate National Park Week
Isn't It Time You Enjoyed The Outdoors?
The National Park Service is waving the entrance fees for all 397 National Parks in the U.S. starting April 22, 2013 honoring the annual celebration. Some of the entrance fee waivers include: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Others like reservation fees, camping, tours, and concessions are not included unless noted at individual National Parks.
Every state with the exception of Delaware has a national park. To find the closest park, use the National Park Service's “Find a Park” page (http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm). Several parks are also offering special events while others will provide additional discounts and promotions in addition to the free entrance.
Create Your Own Adventure
National Park Week gives first timers and seasoned campers alike the chance to hike, learn, share, give back and enjoy – “84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures.” It is the ideal occasion to participate in preserving these spectacular places by exploring and enjoying the parks — so lace up your boots, grab your camera, pack your backpack and create a national park adventure distinctively your own!
Additional Park Activities Include:
April 22 is VOLUNTEER DAY in the parks. Volunteer your time and talent at a national park site near you - a full list of volunteer opportunities and national park week events can be found online at www.nps.gov/npweek.
April 23 is EARTH DAY and there isn’t a better place to celebrate learning about the environmental than at one of the country’s greatest natural resources where there are many ways to get involved and make a difference.
April 25 is JUNIOR RANGER DAY in the parks. Introduce a young person to a national park and encourage them to explore, learn and then join the National Park Service family with an official Junior Ranger badge.
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Share the Adventure
After your adventure in the park, share your experience by posting your stories, photos and videos on the website or with the parks’ Facebook and Twitter communities. To learn more, visit www.nationalparkweek.org.