In celebration of its 100th anniversary and National Park Week, the National Park Service is waiving park entrance fees during two weekends in April.
April 15-16 and 22-23 will be free days at the 118 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee, according to a news release. Entrance to the remainder of the more than 400 national parks is always free.
The fee waiver includes entrance, commercial tour and transportation entrance fees. Other fees – such as those for reservations, camping, tours, concessions and fees collected by third parties – are not included unless stated otherwise, according to the news release.
The following is the list of California parks monuments and recreation areas opening their gates for free:
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Additional free dates scheduled this year are Aug. 25, National Park Service birthday; Sept. 30, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11-12, Veterans Day weekend.