Plan to visit a new or old favorite National Park on, Sep. 29 and Nov. 11. Those are national park free entrance days. Fee waivers include: entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Read details here.
Two national parks on our list to visit soon are Glacier National Park (a longtime favorite) in Montana and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (not yet visited) in North Dakota.
Since the 1990s, Glacier National Park, is the park where I’ve always feel “at home.” When I think of what a national park “should be” … Glacier has it. Crystal clear lakes, high mountain peaks, wildlife, primitive camping, hiking trails and breathtaking vistas. I never get tired of going “home.”
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a different from Glacier. It preserves three areas of rugged, beautiful badlands in southwestern North Dakota. It was established in honor of the landscape’s influence on Theodore Roosevelt who, as a young man, hunted and ranched in the Little Missouri Badlands.
There are thousands of National Park Service handbooks, reports and articles available free online. An amazing resource.
National park free entrance days this year are:
Photos: River Bend Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park (nps.gov) Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. (Julianne G. Crane)