National Park Service Announces Fee-Free Days of 2011

In an effort to get all Americans to visit a National Park this year, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced this year’s Fee-Free days, with two new additions. There will be 17 total Fee-Free days in 2011. The first Fee-Free day of 2011 will be this Monday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a new addition to Fee-Free days starting this year.

Most Americans live within a few hours of a national park. Salazar’s announcement is aimed to spur Americans to get out and explore the great outdoors in their backyard. In addition to the fee waived by the Department of the Interior, many national park concessioners will be offering special deals to coincide with Fee-Free days, like food discounts and activity specials. So check out your local national park this year and get outdoors!

2011 Fee-Free dates are:

Jan. 15-17, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16-24, National Park Week
June 21, First Day of Summer
Sept. 24, National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11-13, Veterans Day Weekend

To see the official announcement, click here.