• Get free park admission to kickoff National Park Week

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    Explore amazing places, discover open spaces and enjoy an affordable getaway! Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America's treasured places during National Park Week, April 21-29.

    As a part of the celebration, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission on Saturday, April 21.

    There are more than 400 national parks in the country, with 117 that normally charge an entrance fee. Those fees range between $3 and $30 at any given park, according to NPS.

    The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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    Here are a few highlights during National Park Week:

    April 21: Junior Ranger Day and Volunteer Day 

    April 22: Earth Day 

    April 28: Military and Veteran Recognition Day

    April 29: Park Rx Day 

    To find a park in North Carolina, click here.

    To find a park in South Carolina, click here.

    For more information on National Park Week, click here.

    Other free entrance days in 2018 include:
    Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day
    Nov. 11: Veterans Day Weekend

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