Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day Weekend 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Grand Canyon National Park, will be offering everyone fee-free entry during the Veterans Day weekend.
The fee free designation applies to the entire weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 10 - 12. Visitors who arrive on November 10, 11 or 12 will be allowed to enter the park free of charge. Those who plan to enter (or re-enter) the park after November 12 will be charged the regular entrance fee.
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 park passes such as Interagency Senior, Annual and Access Passes, as well as the new Active Military Passes, available for those who wish to acquire them.
For more on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park, please visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/grca. For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
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.