I have good news!! National Parks and Monuments across the US, 147 of them to be exact, will have fee-free weekends you can take advantage of in June, July and August. The weekends are:
June 20-21 – Father’s Day Weekend!!
August 15-16 – just before school starts… perfect!!
The 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.
You may find that many national park concessioners will be offering specials including: free shopping bag, free digital photo of your group, discounted group rates, free or discounted rides, etc.
You can review the National Parks and Monuments offering the fee-free weekends here: https://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
You can review the specials provided by the concessioners at each park here: https://www.parkpartners.org/view/324/28725/Special-2009-Offers.html
Get your family together and go camping!!
Cindy Spencer 🙂