In honor of veterans, National parks waive entrance fees for all on November 11, 2010.

Visit one of America’s almost 400 national parks FREE on Veterans Day. In recognition of current and former servicemen and -women, all national parks are waiving entrance fees on November 11, 2010.

“From everyone in the National Park Service, I extend gratitude to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces and defended the people, freedoms, and resources of this country,” said NPS Director Jon Jarvis.

“In honor of veterans, entry to the national parks, which preserve many of our nation’s finest natural and cultural resources, will be free on Veterans Day, November 11. I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and savor places that our veterans have kept safe for us.”  

The national parks hold something for everyone—hardcore hikers and campers and people who like to explore history, take a leisurely nature walk, or simply pack a picnic lunch and get away from it all. For a complete list of activities available in national parks, consult the National Park Service’s Events Calendar for 2010.

Veterans Day is the last of 2010’s free entrance days in the national parks.

photo courtesy of the National Park Service