Entrance fees are waived at all national parks during National Parks Week, April 16 to 24, 2011. Denverites can enjoy a spring RV getaway at one of Colorado's 13 national parks, monuments and historic sites. These include Rocky Mountain National Park, Florrisant Fossils Beds National Monument, and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. With entrance fees ranging from $3 a person to $20 a vehicle, the entrance fee waiver offers great savings.
If you're on the road elsewhere in the United States, check out a national park near you. With more than 394 national parks, monuments and historic sites, chances are that one is located relatively close by. Find one by location or area of interest.
Before you set out in your RV, check with the park of your choice about the following:
- current weather conditions that may affect accessibility
- availability of campgrounds (Some national parks do not open their campgrounds until mid- to late-May. Others may be popular destinations in April, making reservations or early arrival advisable.)
- amenities currently available in campgrounds. (Water may not available at this time of year in colder climates or higher elevations.)
- special events during National Parks Week. Among the events is Junior Ranger Day on April 23, 2011.
- other specials occurring during National Parks Week. (For example, the Western National Park Association bookstore at The Western National Park Association bookstore in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Visitor Center will offer a 15% discount on all items during the week.)
If you prefer the comfort and convenience of full hookups, or if you choose to visit a national monument or historic site, camp at a nearby private RV park and tour the national park grounds in your RV or tow vehicle.
Get more information about National Parks Week.
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