Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national
park sites around the country in celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr.
holiday with a fee free weekend.
Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to Grand Canyon National Park
Jan. 14 – 16, 2012. Visitors arriving in the park on any one of those
three days will be allowed to enter free of charge. Those who plan to
spend time in the park beyond the 16th will need to pay the regular
entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.
“Winter can be a wonderful time to visit the Grand Canyon,” said park
Deputy Superintendent Palma Wilson. “There are fewer people in the park
and the pace is slower, more relaxing. Fee free days are a great
opportunity to discover a new season in your favorite national park.”
The fee free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect
fees for camping, reservations, tours or use of concessions. Park entrance
stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those
who wish to purchase them.
Park visitors are reminded that Grand Canyon’s South Rim sits at
approximately 7,000 feet and that winter weather and driving conditions are
always a possibility during the month of January.
The National Park Service will be offering additional fee free day
throughout 2012, including National Parks Week – April 21 – 29; Get
Outdoors Day – June 9, National Public Lands Day – Sep. 29 and Veterans Day weekend – Nov. 10 –12.
For more on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park,
please visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/grca. For more on National
Park Service fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/