A lot of time and effort can go into planning an RV, camping trip or even a day trip in the car. You must decide where you want to go, what to do when you get there, what to eat, and how much it will cost.
Speaking of cost. Wouldn’t it be nice if it didn’t cost so much? After food, fuel, and gear, you can still expect extra fees when you reach your destination.
However, in the year of 2012, the National Park Service (NPS) is waiving entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees at over one hundred National Parks in an effort to boost tourism. You may still have to pay for reservations, camping, and use of concessions, but hey, if you’re interested in paying less for your family vacation, read on.
The program began in April with National Park Week, an entire week of free admission to National Parks across the country. But do not worry if you missed this great week of free admissions, mid summer offers Get Outdoors Day and in early September NPS grants free admission for National Public Lands Day. Finally, the NPS offers free dates for Veterans Day Weekend in November.
Mark your calendars for the following fee-free dates later this year:
- June 9, 2012 – Get Outdoors Day
- September 29, 2012 – National Public Lands Day
- November 10-12, 2012 – Veterans Day Weekend
For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
I would like to encourage you to take advantage of this offer as I have in the past. It is a great way to see some beautiful areas of our great nation at a reduced cost. Regardless if you are towing your RV or just taking a day trip by car. Gas up and go!
Safe Travels and Happy RVing!