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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?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.