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Fee Free Days for National Parks in 2014

January 10
15:20 2014

Grand Canyon National ParkThe National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service recently released the Fee Free Dates for the New Year. On these days the entry fees at National Park Service units are waived, but other fees, such as for camping, are still required.

The free days are designed to “encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year,” a news release said.

National Park Fee Free Days

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 20
  • Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 15-17
  • First weekend of National Park Week, April 19-20
  • National Park Service Birthday, Aug. 25
  • National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27
  • Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Bureau of Land Management Fee Free Days in 2014

The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands for:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 20)
  • Presidents’ Day weekend (Feb. 15- Feb. 17)
  • National Public Lands Day (Sept. 27)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Forest Service Fee-Free Days

The Forest Service is also offering fee-free days on Presidents Day weekend, National Get Outdoors Day, June 14, National Public Lands Day and Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 8-11. The Forest Service also will waive fees at day-use sites on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Public Lands Revenue

In fiscal year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the states where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.

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