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Free Entrance on Saturday, Sept. 25
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Free Entrance to Yellowstone on Saturday, September 25
Yellowstone National Park is offering free visitor admission on Saturday, September 25, in honor of National Public Lands Day. All entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees, will be waived. A seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is normally $25 for a private, non-commercial vehicle.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Now in its 17th year, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America’s public lands. In fact, last year more than 150,000 participants pitched in to care for their parks at 2,000 events in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and many U.S. territories
Yellowstone is looking for volunteers for a work project which is being held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.
They will be working on the Snow Pass and Howard Eaton trails, replanting native vegetation and repairing trail from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Volunteers should be at the Upper Terrace Loop Drive parking lot at Mammoth Hot Springs by 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. They should bring a lunch and wear warm, layered clothing suitable for Yellowstone’s variable fall weather. The National Park Service will provide tools, gloves, snacks, and bottled water.
Individuals wishing to volunteer are asked to call Chris Glenn at 307-344-2319, or Michael Hoffman at 307-344-2357, by Wednesday evening, September 22. Confirmed volunteers will be offered a free camping waiver for Saturday night, September 25, and a gate waiver for Friday as well.
Did You Know?
There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.