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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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National Park Service Celebrates Veterans Day with Fee-Free Weekend

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Date: November 7, 2013
Contact: Rudy Evenson, 678-538-1241

Sandy Springs: On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 9, 10, and 11, 2013, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) will join the other 400 units of the National Park Service in waiving entry fees as part of the national Park Service's celebration of Veterans' Day. The usual $3 fee will not be collected this weekend at boat ramps, picnic areas, and parking lots in the CRNRA.

"Veterans and their families are always welcome in the national parks," said CRNRA Superintendent Bill Cox. "This is an expression of appreciation for their service. It's also a great opportunity for other members of the public to come visit the park."

In May of 2012, a new free pass became available for active duty service members and their families to visit more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation, including CRNRA.

For members of the general public planning additional trips to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, annual passes are available for $25. For trips that include multiple national parks, there is an $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands---more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents.

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.