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National Public Lands Volunteering Day | 2016

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | 2016

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per car fee, and Muir Woods is allowing free entry and free parking.

Free National Parks Day
Participating California National Parks:

  • Cabrillo 
  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lassen Volcanic
  • Lava Beds
  • Muir Woods
  • Pinnacles
  • San Francisco Maritime
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon
  • Whiskeytown
  • Yosemite

Feel like a road trip? Oregon‘s got Crater Lake National Park and the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. In Nevada, you can marvel at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Check out all the fee-free national parks in the nation.

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National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands with over 175,000 people volunteering to plant trees, clean up beaches, and maintain trails in National Parks and other public areas.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*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

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Charity & Volunteering, Event, Kids & Families, San Francisco Bay Area, Sports & Fitness

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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