Free Admission to National Parks This Weekend

If you've been looking for an excuse to visit a national park, this weekend is your chance to do it for free.

On Saturday and Sunday, entrance fees -- which can range between $3 to $25 -- will be waived, The Los Angeles Times reported:

While the cost for activities such as camping, tours or concessions are not affected by the entrance fee waiver, many park partners, including area hotels and restaurants, will offer discounts and special promotions.

"Most Americans live within a few hours' drive of a national park," said Dan Wenk, acting director of the National Park Service. "Free entrance weekends offer the perfect chance to visit an old favorite or to discover and explore a new place."

Fee Free Parks: California

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Death Valley National Park
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Monument
  • San Francisco Maratime National Historical Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Whiskeytown Unit National Recreation Area
  • Yosemite National Park

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