After you’ve visited and supported your local state park this weekend, you might also want to make a trek out to one of our nearby National Parks — over 100 National Parks will be celebrating a “Fee-Free Weekend,” so you can get in without having to pay an entrance fee.
The list of participating parks includes Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Sequoia, and Yosemite National Parks, as well as Pinnacles National Monument and San Diego’s Cabrillo National Monument.
In addition to the free admission, some of the parks – as well as some of the parks where you’ll still have to pay to get in – are offering additional discounts or deals. Yosemite and Sequoia are both offering vouchers good for $5 off food, services, or retail inside the parks, while the Santa Barbara Adventure Company is offering $20 off their sea cave kayaking packages at Channel Islands National Park.
And if you can’t make it out this weekend, don’t worry — the Park Service will be offering two more fee-free weekends later this year, on July 18-19 and August 15-16.
Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park.