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Another Year, Another Slew of Free Days at National Parks

November 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM | by | ()

In case you havenít noticed, the days in 2012 are starting to get pretty limited and before you know it itís going to be time for 2013. The National Park Service is already getting set for the calendar switch, as they just announced their freebie days for the following year. So if you still have a couple more national park visits on your bucket list, you might be able to visit for a few fewer bucks.

Up first is January 21, which corresponds with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and after that Uncle Sam is opening up his back yard for an entire week. Itís pretty much a park free-for-all during National Park Week, as the gates swing open free of charge between April 22 and April 26.

After that itís a long time until the next day, but on August 25 there will be waived entrance fees due to the National Park Serviceís Birthdayóremind us to send a card. National Public Lands Day offers up free admission on September 28, and the year ends with the final freebies between November 9 and November 11. Thatís Veterans Day weekend.

So when youíre back in the office on Monday submit one of those time off requests, as youíre going to need one.

To recap, here's the current list for freebie National Park days in 2013:
January 21
April 22-26
August 25
September 28
November 9-11

[Photo of Arches National Park: Trodel]

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