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Visit Arizona's national parks for free April 22 - 26

Sara Wright

Visit Arizona's national parks for free April 22 - 26

CREATED Apr. 22, 2013

PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) - From April 22 to April 26, every national park in the country is offering FREE admission. It's National Park Week.

National parks are a good deal any time of the year – especially as 268 of the 401 national parks never charge an entrance fee.

It costs $25 to get into Yellowstone. But that's good for a car full of people and for up to a week of exploration. Still, if you're planning a family trip, hitting popular parks like Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion, you'll save $75 if you go next week.

All year long, you can buy an $80 National Park Pass that gives you a year of unlimited admission.

There are a few other free days this year:

  • August 25 - the birthday of the National Park Service
  • September 28th, National Public Lands Day
  • Veteran's Day Weekend in November

Crowds will obviously be a little bigger during National Park Week, but there are also special programs put on by on the rangers. Check for the details on your favorite park.