With the budget cuts and lack of funds to complete necessary projects around the National Parks the last thing you’d think would happen would be waiving one of the major sources of revenue the National Parks have on major visitor weekends but, hey what do I know! Anyway, more free entrance days have been announced including June 9th.
Yosemite National Park announces that entrance to Yosemite National Park will be free on Saturday, June, 9, 2012. The fee free day is in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, which offers opportunities for families to experience outdoor activities. The goal of National Get Outdoors Day is to encourage first-time visitors to visit public lands and also to reconnect young people with nature.
National Get Outdoors Day began in 2008 to encourage the American people to dedicate a single day to being outdoors and experience nature. These outdoor experiences motivate people to spend more time outdoors throughout other times of the year.
Upcoming fee free dates in 2012 include National Public Lands Day (September 29) and Veterans Day Weekend (November 10 – 12).
The free entrance days waive entrance fees for entering the park. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are still in effect.