Grand Canyon National Park to waive entrance fees for Veterans Day

Nov. 11-13 free to all visitors

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating Veterans Day with fee free entry into the park.

This year, the fee free designation will apply to the entire Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13. Visitors will be allowed to enter the park free of charge. Those who plan to spend time in the park beyond Nov. 13 will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.

Although these will be the final fee free days for 2011, fee free days for 2012 have already been announced and include: Jan. 14-16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend), April 21-29 (National Parks Week), June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), Sept. 29 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 10-12 (Veterans Day weekend).

For more on what to do and see in Grand Canyon National Park, please visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/grca. For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

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