The National Park Service, in honor of National Parks Week, is offering a fee-free week at all national parks next week. A small bit from the NPS Web site:
The fee-free week, including the weekends before and after, was announced by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar who said last month, “We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone to visit a national park and help celebrate National Park Week. Parks are fun and affordable destinations and great places to engage in healthy, outdoor activities, whether for a few hours or a few days.”
If you have some time, next week would be a great time to go out to one of our national parks and enjoy the outdoors without having to fork over park fees. National Parks Week goes from April 17-25.
In Oklahoma, that means two places are part of the deal: the Chickasaw National Recreation Area near Sulphur and the Washita Battlefield National Historical Site near Cheyenne. There’s no fee to enter CNRA, so you’re good there. Fees are being waived at Washita next week, and there’s even a discount at the site’s book store. So go check those out if you’re not already going somewhere else.
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