NPS to waive entrance fees for vets and military on Veteran's Day, park attractions to offer Veteran's Day discounts
Contact: Andrew Munoz, 702.293.8691
LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service will be waiving entrance fees for current military members, veterans, and their families at all parks that charge entrance fees, including Lake Mead and Lake Mohave , on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. To thank them for their service, attractions that operate in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) will be offering discounts on food, rentals, and excursions.
The fee waiver only applies to entrance fees and not lake use fees or camping fees. Visitors need only inform the fee station attendant that they are a veteran or military member to receive the waiver.
The following are promotions and discounts that will be offered at Lake Mead NRA. Visitors should contact the businesses directly for full details or to book reservations.
· Black Canyon River Adventures – 800-455-3490 – www.blackcanyonadventures.com
o 50% off for a “single” or a 2 for 1 special on a raft trip on Nov. 11, 2008 to all military personnel. Must show retired or active military ID. Mention this “special” when making the reservation.
· Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Lake Mead – 702-293-1191 – www.lasvegasboatharbor.com
o Las Vegas Boat Harbor is offering 20% off all boat and wave-runner rentals for Veteran's Day. Located at Hemenway Harbor , Lake Mead , Nev. Good only Nov. 11, 2008. Weather permitting. No Cash Value. Good for all active military and veterans of the US Armed Forces.
o The Boat House Restaurant at Lake Mead Marina is offering buy one get second entrée half off (breakfast, lunch or dinner). Entrées only. Good through Nov. 10-22, 2008. No Cash Value.
o The Harbor House Café at Las Vegas Boat Harbor is offering buy one get second entrée half off (breakfast, lunch, or dinner). Entrées only. Good only Nov. 11, 2008. No Cash Value. Good for all active military and veterans of the US Armed Forces.
o Marine Center of Las Vegas at 4444 Boulder Highway , Las Vegas is offering 20% off all parts, accessories, water sports merchandise in store purchase. And 15% off all labor for marine services. Additional $500 off any new boat purchase. Good through Nov. 10-Nov. 30, 2008. No Cash Value. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Good for all active military and veterans of the US Armed Forces.
· Lake Mead Cruises – 702-293-6180 – www.lakemeadcruises.com
o 50% off for a single ticket or 2 for 1 on any sightseeing cruise. Ask for military/veteran discount. Good through Nov. 9-15, 2008.
· Seven Crown Echo Bay Resort, Lake Mead – 800-752-9669 – www.sevencrown.com
o 50% off any ski boat, patio boat, or fishing boat rental on Nov. 11, 2008. Mention promotion code: OVET to receive discount. Must show military ID at resort.
o 20% off any fishing tackle or bait ( either rental or sale) on Nov. 11, 2008. Mention promotion code: OVET to receive discount. Must show military ID at resort.
o 1 free bag of ice on Nov. 11, 2008. Must show military ID at resort.
· Forever Resorts Houseboats, Lake Mead/Lake Mohave – 800-255-5561 – www.foreverhouseboats.com
o $300 discount on houseboat getaways on Lake Mead or Lake Mohave departing Nov.14 or Nov. 15 for your family and friends. Valid on any length of stay at Callville Bay Marina, Temple Bar Marina or Cottonwood Cove Marina and is based on availability. Look for the Perfect Escape Getaway Specials when reserving your houseboat vacation online. The discount is not valid with any other offer or discount
· Forever Resorts Temple Bar, Lake Mead – 928-767-3211 – www.templebarlakemead.com
o 20% discount in our restaurant to veterans and active duty military and their immediate families. Discount good only on Nov. 11, 2008.
o 50% discount on room rates for vets and active duty military on that day. Discount good only on Nov. 11, 2008.
· Forever Resorts Callville Bay , Lake Mead – 702-565-4813 – www.callvillebaymarina.com
o 25% discount for any powerboat, deck boat or personal rental taken any time during Nov. 8-11, 2008. Must mention they are military or retired veterans when making reservation.
· Forever Resorts Lake Mead RV Village – 702-293-2540 – www.lakemeadrvvillage.com
o 50% discount on RV sites Nov. 8 or Nov. 9, 2008
· Forever Resorts Cottonwood Cove, Lake Mohave – 702-297-1464 – www.cottonwoodcoveresort.com
o 50% off any powerboat, deck boat, personal watercraft rental. From Nov. 7-16, 2008 for all military or retired veterans.
o 25% off room rental at the Cottonwood Cove Lakefront Motel. From Nov. 7-16, 2008 for all military or retired veterans.
The other federal agencies not charging for admittance on Veteran’s Day include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service.
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