The National Park Service has annouced that there will be multiple days in 2011 when National Parks will not be charging entrance fees. This makes for a great time for the whole family to get out and explore beautiful parks throughout the nation – including in South Dakota.
Mark your calendar for the following entrance fee-free days in 2011:
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
(National Park Week)
(First day of summer)
(Public Lands Day)
(Veterans Day weekend)
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
**Mount Rushmore is free and open to the public year round. The only cost is to park, the parking garage is not run by the National Park Service, so parking fees at the parking ramp still apply.