Celebrate National Park Week

It’s a Presidentially proclaimed time to celebrate the diversity, beauty, and history found in our national park system. During this week each year in mid-April, entrance fees are waived for all visitors. Visit your national parks for free! The Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise is open daily during this period, offering visitor information, food service, and gift shop. The National Park Inn at Longmire is open year-round offering overnight accommodations, dining, and a gift shop. During this time of year, the Carbon River area of the park is often snow free and provides a great opportunity for hikers and bicyclists.

Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy your national parks:

  • April 20: National Junior Ranger Day & Entrance Fee-Free Day
  • April 21: Military & Veterans Recognition Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: Transportation Tuesday
  • April 24: Wild Wednesday
  • April 25: Throwback Thursday
  • April 26: Friendship Friday
  • April 27: Bark Ranger Day
  • April 28: Park Rx Day

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