Free entrance to Canyon over Presidents Day weekend

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units across the country in honor of Presidents Day with free admission into the park.

Fee free days will start Feb. 14 and last through Feb. 16.

Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, guided tours, or use of concessions.

Park entrance stations will have the Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them. Visitors planning to spend time in the park beyond Feb. 16 will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay. 

Grand Canyon's South Rim sits at approximately 7,000 feet. As a result, visitors should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions, and should be aware that road closures and temporary delays of shuttle service may occur with little or no notice in the case of inclement weather.

Additional fee-free days occur throughout the year and include National Park week - in honor of the opening weekend, on April 18-19, the National Park Service birthday on Aug. 25, National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26 and Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

More information on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park can be found at the park's website at ww.nps.gov or www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreepark for information on national park fee-free days.

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