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    Yosemite

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Yosemite National Park Announces Fee Free Day on Saturday, June 9

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Date: May 31, 2012

Fee Free Day Marks National Get Outdoors Day

Yosemite National Park announces that entrance to Yosemite National Park will be free on Saturday, June, 9, 2012. The fee free day is in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, which offers opportunities for families to experience outdoor activities. The goal of National Get Outdoors Day is to encourage first-time visitors to visit public lands and also to reconnect young people with nature.

National Get Outdoors Day began in 2008 to encourage the American people to dedicate a single day to being outdoors and experience nature. These outdoor experiences motivate people to spend more time outdoors throughout other times of the year.

Upcoming fee free dates in 2012 include National Public Lands Day (September 29) and Veterans Day Weekend (November 10 - 12).  

The free entrance days waive entrance fees for entering the park. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are still in effect.

Did You Know?

Low intensity fire in Yosemite

Natural fires in Yosemite are often no more than a single burning snag (standing dead tree) or a slow moving, low intensity fire that cleans underbrush from the forest floor. These fires prevent unwanted fires by removing accumulating forest debris that can fuel a larger fire in hot, dry conditions.