The perfect reason for a family camping trip is to celebrate National Parks’ 100th birthday, during Founders Day weekend Aug. 25-28. Especially since it is all part of NPS’s annual *free entrance days.
History shows that the United States was “the first country in the world to set aside its most treasured places as national parks so that they could be enjoyed by all” citizens.
Founders Day is an opportunity for families to take an active role in preserving these special places while exploring them.
Hundreds of NPS birthday celebrations will take place nationwide. Click here.
Still other free days remaining in 2016 are:
• Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 24.
• Veterans Day – Tues., Nov. 11.
National Parks offer superb recreational opportunities for families, “making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history, and culture, and nurture a healthy lifestyle.” There are hundreds of national parks that NEVER charge an entrance fee.
* “Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.”
Photo: Arches National Park, Utah. (Julianne G. Crane)