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Admission to Grand Canyon National Park Free the Weekend of June 5 and 6

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Date: May 27, 2010
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – In celebration of America’s great outdoors, Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national parks and wildlife refuges around the country in offering free admission to the park on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6.

Visitors arriving in Grand Canyon National Park on June 5 or 6 will be allowed to enter free of charge and will receive a $0 receipt good through June 6. Those who plan to spend time in the park beyond the 6th will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay. 

Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them

This summer’s fee-free days are intended to encourage Americans to get outdoors and experience their public lands. Additional admission-free days are planned for August 14 and 15, September 25 and November 11.

For more information on fee-free opportunities in park units around the country, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm. To learn more about visiting Grand Canyon National Park, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/grca, or have a free Trip Planner mailed to you by calling 928-638-7888. 

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Did You Know?

COLORADO RIVER AT THE BOTTOM OF GRAND CANYON

From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.