LB - Best Western Grand Canyon Squire

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | GrandCanyonTourGuide.com
Grand Canyon News | Grand Canyon, Arizona

home : latest news : regional February 6, 2016


12/11/2012 11:34:00 AM
Salazar announces fee free days
Grand Canyon National Park and other parks, free to the public on Jan 21, April 22-26, Aug. 25, Sept. 28 and Nov. 9-11
Williams-Grand Canyon News


WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced 2013 dates when entrance to more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and other federal lands will be free to everyone.

"Our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and other public lands offer every American a place to enjoy outdoor recreation, learn about our nation's history and culture, and restore our souls and spirits by connecting with the natural beauty and wildness of our land," Salazar said. "By providing free admission, we are putting out an invitation to all Americans to visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all our people."

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will waive their entrance fees and the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation will waive their standard amenity fees on Sept. 28 for National Public Lands Day and from Nov. 9 to 11 for Veterans Day weekend.

The National Park Service will also waive entrance fees on Jan. 21 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from April 22 to 26 during National Park Week and on Aug. 25 to celebrate the agency's 97th birthday.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will also waive entrance fees on Jan. 21 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and on Oct.13 for National Wildlife Refuge Day.

The Bureau of Land Management will also waive standard amenity fees on Jan. 21 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The U.S. Forest Service will also waive standard amenity fees on Jan. 21 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and on June 8 for Get Outdoors Day.

"National parks and other public lands are becoming increasingly important for both our mental and physical health," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said. "In our fast-paced world, they provide places for good, old-fashioned social networking with others - places where we can relax and unwind, where we can experience new and different things, and where we can easily share thoughts and communal activities."

Tourism and outdoor recreation are also powerful economic engines in communities across the country. Recreation on federal lands in 2009 provided 440,000 jobs and contributed $55 billion to the economy.

The fee waiver does not cover expanded amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

Active duty military members and their dependents are eligible for a free annual pass that provides entrance to lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program also offers a free lifetime pass for people with disabilities, a $10 lifetime senior pass for those age 62 and over and a $80 annual pass for the general public.

"America's great outdoors should be experienced by everyone," Salazar said. "Our fantastic network of public lands provides world class recreational opportunities, the chance to view abundant wildlife in natural habitats, sites that showcase our nation's rich and diverse history, and some of the most incredible scenery found anyway. The fee free days will give both first time and repeat visitors a good reason to spend time in these extraordinary places."




    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Life on the Grand Canyon Railway: Amber Rose Sterling Bird creates memorable experiences for rail passengers

•   Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card, despite some modest gains

•   Kaibab Learning Center gets 40,000 from town council

•   Ben Orkin sets new Grand Canyon speed record on Colorado River

•   Grand Canyon to host open house and webinar for revised Backcountry Management Plan





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Grand Canyon, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Find It Features Blogs Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - Best Western Grand Canyon Squire

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® Grand Canyon News is the information source for Grand Canyon, Arizona and surrounding communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. Grand Canyon News Online is a service of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, grandcanyonnews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Grand Canyon News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved