September 23, 2010
The National Park Service says the fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Exluded are reservation, camping, tours, and concession fees as well as fees collected by third parties.
The National Public Lands Day is set aside to celebrate outdoors recreation, but the America’s Great Outdoors Campaign says it should also remind Americans of the importance of our protected areas.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
"Timing is critical. Members of the Obama Cabinet will begin drafting a 21st Century strategy to conserve our shared outdoor spaces. Their recommendations will be presented to the President in a November 15 report that reflects their findings."
More than two-thirds of the country's national parks are free year-around.