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Contact: Zach Behrens, 559-565-3131
Contact: Dana Dierkes, 559-565-3131
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will offer free entrance to the public on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in honor of National Public Lands Day, which is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
Visitors who celebrate the service-oriented day by volunteering in the morning will earn an additional entrance fee waiver good for a one-day visit within the next year. The projects include a clean-up along the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park and pulling invasive Spanish broom along the river in the neighboring community of Three Rivers.
Volunteers will meet just inside Sequoia National Park at the Foothills Visitor Center (one mile from the park entrance along 198) in Three Rivers, CA, at 8:30 a.m. and conclude their service at noon. A thank-you event will then be held at Lake Kaweah with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers afterward. The festivities will include free tacos, music, and other activities. Volunteers can additionally camp for free that night at the Wolverton Service Camp near the Giant Forest (RSVP by September 21).
To RSVP for volunteering and camping, contact 559.565.4287 or e-mail us.
The next free entrance days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be on November 11 (Veterans Day) and December 11 (Celebration of the Nation's Christmas Tree at Grant Grove). Entrance fees and commercial tour fees are waived on fee free days. Other fees, such as reservation, camping, tours, concession, and fees collected by third parties, are not included.