Wednesday, June 3, 2009

National Parks around the country free for three weekends this summer.

As a way to stimulate the economy and promote visitation to the National Parks, the Department of the Interior announced that the National Parks Service will offer three fee-free weekends this summer.  I have included the list of the free parks in California where you can take advantage of this special offer. 

From the National Park Service

Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:

  • June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
  • July 18-19, 2009
  • August 15-16, 2009

And to make the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the their own special offers.

Cabrillo National Monument
Death Valley National Park
John Muir National Historic Site
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument
San Francisco Maratime National Historical Park
Sequoia National Park
Whiskeytown Unit National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park


  1. So the CA State Parks are on the verge of closing & the National Parks are offering free weeekends. Odd times we live in. I prefer the freebie National Forest camp sites anyway.