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Fee-Free Days at Assateague Island National Seashore
April 16-24, 2011
Berlin, Maryland – Superintendent Trish Kicklighter today announced that in celebration of National Park Week the entrance fee to Assateague Island National Seashore will be waived from April 16th through the 24th, 2011. The fee waiver applies only at the Maryland district of the Seashore.
“The fee-free National Park Week provides a great opportunity for individuals and families alike to come out and enjoy all that Assateague has to offer,” Kicklighter said. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of the free admission to visit one of the east coast’s finest Seashores.” First time visitors are encouraged to stop at either of the Seashore’s two Visitor Centers to see exhibits and get information about the many recreational activities and natural features in the Seashore.
Ranger-led programs are scheduled throughout the week in both the Maryland and Virginia districts. Be sure to join us on April 23rd as we celebrate National Junior Ranger Day. Explore Assateague from beach to bay with aquarium talks, beach walks, crafts, GPS activities and much more. Program schedules may be found at our website, www.nps.gov/asis.
The waiver of entrance fees applies not just at Assateague but at all other National Park System areas that normally change an entrance fee. This year's focus, Healthy Parks, Healthy People, highlights the connection between human and environmental health and the vital role America's national parks play in both. So, take advantage of the free entrance and enjoy a park near you, starting with Assateague!
For more information on Assateague Island National Seashore, or to plan your trip, visit www.nps.gov/asis