Devils Tower National Monument will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and join over 400 national park units across the country with free entry into the monument on Monday, January 16, 2017.
National parks hold special experiences for everyone—hikers, campers and people who like to explore history or simply pack a picnic lunch and get away from it all. Visitors of all ages, abilities and interests can enjoy a holiday, often without making more than a short trip from home.
The National Park Service will waive admission fees on 9 other days in 2017 – President’s Day weekend (February 20), the first weekend of National Park Week (April 15 &16 and April 22 & 23), the National Park Service’s 101th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 30), and Veterans Day (November 11 & 12). During the fee free days, all National Park Service sites that normally charge entrance fees will offer free entrance for all visitors. “Fee free days are great opportunities to take family and friends to Devils Tower and walk the Tower Trail, a short 1.3 miles around the base of the Tower,” said Nancy Stimson, Chief of Interpretation and Education.
To continue the national park adventure beyond these fee free days, the annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. National park passes that provide free or discounted admission are available for active duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens, and people with permanent disabilities. For more information on national park fee free days,visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
The National Park System includes more than 84 million acres and is comprised of 413 sites including national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores. There is at least one national park site in every state.