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Free Entrance to Yellowstone National Park on September 30

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Date: September 25, 2006
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012

Visitors entering Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on Saturday, September 30, 2006, will have their entrance fees waived in honor of National Public Lands Day.  All entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees, will be waived on this day.  A seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park is normally $25 for a private, non-commercial vehicle.

National Public Lands Day events held across the country are coordinated by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation and supported by nine federal land management agencies and several non-profit groups, associations and businesses.  More information is available on the web at www.publiclandsday.org  or by calling 1-800-Vol-Teer (800-865-8337).

-www.nps.gov/yell –

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.