2013 Fee-Free Days Announced

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Having fun in a park on National Public Lands Day.

The Department of the Interior has announced the fee-free days for 2013, including National Public Lands Day on September 28.  A fee-free day is when parks, refuges and rangelands offer free entry or waive the standard amenity fee for visitors.

Along with NPLD, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the entire Veterans Day weekend are fee-free for four Department of Interior land management agencies: National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management.  There are several additional fee-free days specific to agencies, such as the National Park Service providing free entry on August 25th to celebrate the 97th birthday of the national park system. View the Department of the Interior Press Release on the Fee-Free Days.

National Public Lands Day is a fee-free entrance day at many federal public lands including national parks. It's a great opportunity to help a local or favorite public land near you and spend the rest of the day recreating or relaxing on the land. With free admission, feel free to bring a friend or make it a family outing, and enjoy the experience.

 

2013 Department of the Interior Fee-Free Days

Date Event
DOI Agency Participating
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
National Park Service
Fish and Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Forest Service
April 22 - 26 National Park Week
National Park Service
June 8 Great Outdoors Day U.S. Forest Service
August 25 National Park Service Birthday National Park Service
September 28 National Public Lands Day
National Park Service; click here to view fee-free sites.
Fish and Wildlife Service; click here to view USFWS sites.
Bureau of Land Management; click here to view fee-free sites.
Bureau of Reclamation; click here to visit the BoR page.
October 13 - 19 National Wildlife Refuge Week  Fish and Wildlife Service
November 9 - 11 Veterans Day Weekend
National Park Service
Fish and Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Forest Service