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    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

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National Parks Will Waive Entrance Fees On Veteran's Day

To honor America’s service men and women, Joshua Tree and other national parks will not charge entrance fees on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11.

National parks hold something for everyone: avid hikers and campers as well as people who like to explore history, take a leisurely walk, or simply pack a picnic lunch and get away from it all. Many park visitors can enjoy their holiday without making more than a short trip from one of the population centers many of us call home.

From everyone in the National Park Service, I extend gratitude to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces and defended the people, freedoms, and resources of this country," said Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. "In honor of veterans, entry to the national parks, which preserve many of our nation's finest natural and cultural resources, will be free on Veterans Day, November 11. I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and savor places that our veterans have kept safe for us."

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park on Veteran’s Day can take advantage of smaller crowds and less busy campgrounds than are typical of weekends in the park. All visitor centers, campgrounds, and picnic areas in the park will be open for public use.

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Desert Tortoise

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