Enter national parks free Nov. 9-11, still have to pay for RV and tent camping


HAFE_sunriseAs recent actions in Congress have illustrated, we can not take access to our National Parks for granted.

Now that all our National Parks are open to us again (at least for the next few months), start planning for the last 2013 entrance free days at America’s national parks and monuments — on Nov. 9-11, 2013 (Veterans Day Weekend). 

Fee waivers include: entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees at all national parks including Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, (above) in West Virginia.

However, other fees (reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties) are not included unless stated otherwise. BTW, 268 of the USA’s 401 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee.

A visit to Harpers Ferry, a “quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. There’s a wide variety of experiences for visitors of all ages, so come and discover Harpers Ferry,” says the National Park Service.

“The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry. A short walk along the trail from the lower town to the C&O Canal will take you from West Virginia to Maryland in just a few minutes.”

Read fee wavier details here.

Photo: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia. Source: National Parks Service

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