• Owachomo Bridge

    Natural Bridges

    National Monument Utah

National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2014

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Date: December 30, 2013
Contact: Mary Wilson, 435-719-2140

The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2014 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

Up-coming fee free days this year will be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20), Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 15-17), the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19-20), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27), and Veterans Day (November 11).

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

Did You Know?

Cass Hite

Prospector Cass Hite first named the bridges "President," "Senator" and "Congressman." While later explorers gave them other names, the General Land Office assigned the Hopi names "Sipapu," "Kachina" and "Owachomo" in 1909.