March 6, 2013 13-03
For Immediate Release
Jan Stock, 435-834-4741
Bryce Canyon National Park Will
Waive Entrance Fees on Ten Days in 2013
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other federal lands will offer free admittance to everyone. “Our national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and other public lands offer every American a place to get outdoors, learn about our nation’s history and culture, and restore our spirits,” Salazar said. “By providing free admission, we are rolling out the welcome mat for Americans to visit and enjoy these extraordinary treasures that belong to all of us.” Tourism and outdoor recreation tied to public lands are powerful economic engines in communities across the country. Recreation on federal lands provided 440,000 jobs and contributed $55 billion to the economy in 2009. Each year, over 280 million national park visitors pump $31 billion into local economies, supporting 258,000 jobs. “We have a fantastic network of public lands that provides world class recreational opportunities, showcases our nation’s rich and diverse history, and features some of the most incredible scenery around,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “The fee free days will give both first time and repeat visitors a good reason to spend time exploring these remarkable places.” Bryce Canyon National Park will join hundreds of National Park Service sites across the country in waiving entrance fees on the following dates: April 22-26………………National Park Week August 25………………97th Birthday of the National Park Service September 28…………..National Public Lands Day November 9-11…………Veterans Day Weekend
Although the $25 entrance fee will be waived at Bryce Canyon, entrance stations will be staffed to provide maps and information, and to sell annual park passes, including: A FREE annual pass for active duty military members and their dependents; A FREE lifetime pass for U.S. residents with permanent disabilities; A $10 lifetime pass for U.S. residents age 62 and over; A $30 annual pass for the general public that provides entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park;
Bryce Canyon National Park 435-834-5322 P.O. Box 640201 www.nps.gov/brca
Bryce, Utah 84764
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
And an $80 annual pass for the general public. Except for the Bryce Canyon annual pass, each of the passes above provides entrance to lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service.
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March 6, 2013 13-03