Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Waive Fees for MLK Day
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Start the new year with a visit to a North Dakota national park.Theodore Roosevelt National Park will waive entrance and camping fees for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20.
"Winter is a beautiful and quiet time to visit any of the national park units in North Dakota," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."Wildlife watching at this time of year is spectacular, as are the photographic opportunities.We invite everyone to take this opportunity to get outdoors and take advantage of this fee free day."
The other two national park units in North Dakota – Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site near Williston and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton – are among the more than 200 national parks that never charge entrance fees.
In addition to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, national parks will offer free entrance to open National Park Week on April 19 and 20; on National Park Service Founders' Day, August 25; on National Public Lands Day, September 27; and on Veterans' Day, November 11.
Information on all 401 units of the National Park System is available at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
When thieves stole Theodore Roosevelt's boat in 1886, he and his ranch hands built a new boat and chased them downriver. After apprehending the three men, Roosevelt singlehandedly marched them overland to Dickinson and collected a $50 reward while his ranch hands floated downstream to Mandan. More...