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    Yosemite

    National Park California

Yosemite National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend 2012

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Date: January 6, 2012

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission into the park starting Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16, 2012. The fee free waiver is for all visitors in honor of the holiday weekend.

Fees being waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend only.

Visitors coming to the park over the fee free weekend are urged to be aware of the possibility of changing weather and precipitation. Ice on the roadways may be present throughout the park. For updated 24-hour weather and road information please call, 209-372-0200.

Did You Know?

Nevada and Vernal Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.