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Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307 467 5283
Devils Tower National Monument will offer free entrance Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16.
President’s Day weekend is a perfect time to bring family and friends to Devils Tower to experience the grandeur of the magnificent Tower! All hiking trails are open and welcome your exploring. The Bald Eagles, White-Tail Deer, Prairie Dogs and Turkeys are all available for photographing. Truly, winter is a beautiful time a year!
The National Park Service will waive admission fees on five other days in 2015 – the first weekend of National Park Week (April 18-19), the National Park Service’s 99th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 26), and Veterans Day (November 11).
National park passes that provide free or discounted admission are available for active duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens, and people with permanent disabilities. For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/
Generally, 133 of the 401 National Park Service have entrance fees that range from $3 to $25. While entrance fees will be waived for the fee free days, amenity and user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours will still be in effect.
Other Federal land management agencies that will offer their own fee-free days in 2015 are: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service. Please contact each for dates and details.
The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service also participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass and Federal Recreational Lands Pass programs. These passes provide access to more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, grasslands, and other federal lands. Four passes are available:
•free annual pass to current military members and their dependents
•free lifetime pass for U.S. citizens with permanent disabilities
•$10 lifetime senior pass for U.S. citizens aged 62 and over
•$80 annual pass for the general public.
To learn more about Devils Tower National Monument contact a park ranger at 307-467-5283, visit us online at www.nps.gov/deto or on Facebook at Devils-Tower-National-