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    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

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November 2013 Fee Free Weekend

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Date: November 4, 2013
Contact: David Elkowitz, 432-477-1108

Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site will observe Veterans Day with a fee free weekend starting Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. Park entrance fee will be waived for these days.

All National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees for all visitors on November 9-11 to honor U.S. military veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

For more information: Big Bend National Park— contact Jim Hines at 432-477-1121 or jim_hines@nps.gov ; Fort Davis National Historic Site— contact John Heiner at 432-426-3224 ext. 223 or e-mail us. For questions about other national park sites, contact the individual park at www.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Persimmon Gap, viewed from the south

Persimmon Gap has long been a natural gateway for travelers to the Big Bend. The Comanche Trail passed through the gap, a ranch-era store was located there, as well as the modern visitor center and park entrance.