Admission to many public lands free on Veterans Day

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Admission to many public lands free on Veterans DayGet outside this Veterans Day…for free! On Monday, November 11, all National Parks, National Forests and other federal lands will waive their entrance fees for the last time in 2019. This includes areas operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Army Corps of Engineers and wildlife refuges run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Did you know more than 70 National Parks have direct connections to the military? Many of them will be planning special events for Veterans Day, which you can find here.


All State Parks in Washington state will be free to visitors on Monday, and in Texas, they’ll be free on Sunday. Parks in Arizona and California will be free for active military members and veterans on Monday. A military ID is required.

Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa says, “This fee waiver is one small way of thanking and honoring our nation’s veterans. We hope this fee-free day will encourage veterans, their families, and all Americans to visit their national forests and enjoy the many benefits these public lands provide.”

Get to your parks early, folks. They’ll be busy.

And here are the scheduled federal admission days for 2020.

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