Visitors will enjoy free admission at the 401 national parks across America during National Park Days, April 19-20, 2014. National Park Days kickoff National Park Week, which takes place from April 19-27, 2014.
The theme for this year’s National Park Week invites visitors to “Go Wild” for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks. Additional information, including a list of National Park Week events nationwide can be found at the National Park Service website above.
The fee waiver includes entrance, commercial tour and transportation entrance fees. Fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and those collected by third parties are not included.
Using the resources on the National Park Week website, visitors can plan park experiences based on their specific interests.
A calendar of events includes many special National Park Week programs, including National Junior Ranger Day activities on April 26.
Young visitors can take part in family-friendly activities and be sworn in as junior rangers at many parks. Visitors using the website can also share national park photos, videos, and tips, and learn about all the ways to help support national parks all year.
National Park Week also offers many opportunities for the public to explore local parks, trails, and architectural gems sustained by National Park Service programs
In Virginia, visitors can enjoy exploring during the weekend at eight national parks: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Colonial National Historical Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway's Great Falls Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Petersburg National Battlefield, Prince William Forest Park and Shenandoah National Park.
Visit Virginia.org for information about the national parks located in Virginia. Here are some of the views you may enjoy in Virginia's national parks this weekend.