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Yosemite National Park to Waive Fees for Veterans Day

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Date: November 5, 2009

In celebration of Veterans Day, Yosemite National Park, and all other National Park sites across the country, will offer free admission Wednesday, November 11, 2009 for all visitors in honor of current members and retired members of the United States armed forces and their families.  Free admission is being observed by all public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.

This fee free day has been observed since 2006 when former Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne made the announcement.  Waiving entrance fee waivers to all public lands on Veterans Day is one way to show appreciate for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America’s public lands accessible to all Americans. 

Fees being waived for Veterans Day includes 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 Veterans Day only. 

Did You Know?

The Merced River flowing serenely through Yosemite Valley

Congress designated the Merced River as Wild and Scenic in 1987. The National Park Service manages 81 miles of the Merced River, encompassing both the main stem and the South Fork in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. More...