National Parks free on Aug. 4

The newly-established National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund helps address extensive and long overdue maintenance needs. (nps)

Everyone can experience National Parks free on Aug. 4, the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act. All NPS sites will have free admission.

Great American Outdoors Act

The GAOA, “passed in 2020, improves infrastructure and expanding recreation opportunities in national parks and other public lands,” says the National Parks Service. The legislation established the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund and guaranteed permanent funding for the existing Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks (Wikipediaorg)

The National Park Service invites you to discover “American history in all its diversity, from the homes of poets and Presidents to ancient archeological places  to the sobering stories of Civil War soldiers and civilians to the legacy of Rosa Parks, a courageous woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus. Our history is part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be,” says the NPS. So start planning your visit.

Mark down the other National Park Service’s Fee Free days 2022 remaining:  Sept. 24, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

RVers might be interested in all the massive amount of information packed into the ‘Travelers resources section.’

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Not included are reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties.

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