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Get a head start on your summer fun with free admission to Pea Ridge National Military Park this Saturday, June 9. In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, all 397 national parks, including Pea Ridge National Military Park will waive entrance fees.
"Outdoor physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and Pea Ridge is a great place to get out and enjoy hiking and bicycling," said Pea Ridge National Military Park Superintendent John Scott.
National Get Outdoors Day, now in its fifth year, encourages Americans, especially youth, to participate in outdoor activities while enjoying the beauty of public lands such as national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Nationwide, hundreds of organizations and businesses will partner with Federal, state, and local agencies to provide fun and healthy events at sites throughout the country.
President Barack Obama has proclaimed the month of June as Great Outdoors Month and encourages all Americans to share in the natural splendor of which we are all proud inheritors.
Pea Ridge NMP will waive its $10 entrance fee on four more days in 2012 - September 29 (National Public Lands Day) and November 10 to 12 (Veterans Day weekend).
Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri.The park is located 10 miles north of Rogers on US Highway 62.