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jeffc | Jun 03, 2009 01:59 PM

OK, so the Park Service didn’t put out a press release about how they’ll start allowing certain firearms in parks. But thankfully, they put one out about a few fee-free weekends this summer. That's right, you won't pay to enter "America's Best Idea" on these weekends: June 20-21, July 18-19 and August 15-16.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazaar said the waived entrance fees would allow more Americans to enjoy an affordable vacation during tough times. The fee-free weekends are also supposed to give a boost for all the communities that surround our parks.

Arches National Park - FREE
Arches National Park
Photo by Jeff Chen

Just don’t bring your gun; you can’t do that ‘til next year.

Has Arnie heard about this?
Emily Underwood
Emily Underwood
Jun 04, 2009 09:45 AM
I take it that these fee-free days are just in national, not state, parks? Considering that Schwarzenegger wants to close 220 California state parks to cut the state's deficit, I doubt he's in the mood to offer freebies...

http://www.huffingtonpost.c[…]er-would-clos_n_208941.html

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