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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced free admission to all National Park Service sites, including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA), on September 25. This program, started by Secretary Salazar in 2008, helps families and communities engage with America’s Great Outdoors, reconnecting them with nature and creating opportunities for people to get outside, be active, and have fun.
Visitors are reminded that the fee waiver applies to entrance fees only and does not affect camping, boating or river use fees. For more information on fee-free opportunities in park units around the country, please visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Also plan to join a ranger for a free evening program "Astronomical Wonders of the Desert Sky" at the Lees Ferry Campground on September 25 from 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Join us in this remarkable dark location where the cliffs and river add an interesting visual texture when viewing this area's nightsky. You are encouraged to come early to see what goes into setting up the instruments, meet and ask questions of our knowledgeable and friendly astronomy staff and stay for the entire time we have our scopes are set up. We ask you do not bring dogs, food, drinks or use white lights (ask us for a piece of red cellophane to cover your regular flashlight to protect night vision) or electronic devices on the viewing field or near the telescopes. Stayed tuned for more astro programs throughout the month of September at various locations. Check the Glen Canyon website for updates and/or schedule changes. All astronomy and solar programs are weather dependent and will be cancelled with a rain forecast.
Please call 928-628-6404 or visit www.nps.gov/glca for more information about Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
For information on additional events and activities occurring in and around Glen Canyon throughout the year, please visit www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/things2do.htm