No fees = free admission to all national parks from Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, April 25. Such a deal!
Here’s what the National Park Service says about the no-fee period:
America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this year with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees*.
Mark your calendar for fee-free days this year:
* April 17-25, 2010
(National Park Week)
* September 25, 2010
(Public Lands Day)
* November 11, 2010
And to make the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the their own special offers.
Here’s a list of California national parks (note that high-elevation parks still have a lot of snow):
Cabrillo National Monument
Death Valley National Park
John Muir National Historic Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sequoia National Park
Whiskeytown Unit National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park