National Park Service Will Waive Entrance Fees
Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-4111
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster
The National Park Service will offer two fee-free weekends this winter to encourage Americans to visit these national treasures. There are 398 national park units located across the country in 49 states, and most Americans live less than a day's drive from a park.
National Park Service sites across the country that charge fees for entry will waive these entrance fees during the weekends of November 10-12, 2012 and January 19-21, 2013.
More information on the fees and discounts can be found at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Capitol Reef National Park's visitor center will be closed on winter federal holidays including: November 12, November 22, December 25, 2012; January 1, January 21, and February 18, 2013. The park itself is open continuously.
The National Park Service website provides information to help the public plan their park adventures at www.nps.gov or contact us at 435-425-3791 and follow us on www.twitter.com/CapitolReefNPS and www.facebook.com/CapitolReefNPS.
Enjoy winter at Capitol Reef National Park!
Did You Know?
Geologist G.K. Gilbert, a member of John Wesley Powell's scientific team, surveyed the Capitol Reef area in 1875. Gilbert mapped a fault line adjacent to Chimney Rock along Utah Highway 24, and a copy of his field sketch is incorporated into the park’s Junior Geologist program. More...