Admission to Yosemite is free for the next week


The National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees to the 392 parks throughout the United States between April 17 and April 25 as part of National Park Week.


This annual celebration of America's most affordable and beautiful attractions will allow thousands of people to check out such parks as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite without reaching for their wallets at the front gate.


In a press release, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar commented, "We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone to visit a
national park."


What's great about this event is that most U.S. citizens live within a short drive from a national park, making it a budget travel trip during tough economic times.


During National Park Week there will be activities and events scheduled for Earth Day on April 22 and National Junior Ranger Day on April 24.


Be advised that even though admission is free, visitors still have to pay for parking, campgrounds and concessions. 


So, what is your favorite national park? Do you plan to visit any during National Park Week? Share your comments below.


Source: NPS Website

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