Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fee-Free Day to Celebrate 98th Anniversary of the National Park Service

In celebration of the 98th anniversary of the National Park Service, all 401 national park units—including Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks—will waive entrance fees on Monday, August 25, 2014. The fee for a private, non-commercial vehicle to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks normally costs $25 for seven days. Park officials encourage visitors and local residents to take advantage of this fee free opportunity to explore Grand Teton and enjoy late summer activities; from hiking, biking and boating, to wildlife watching and photography.

To help celebrate this special day, birthday cake will be served at 12:00 noon at each of Grand Teton's visitor centers: Laurance S. Rockefeller Center, Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center, Jenny Lake, and Colter Bay Visitor Center.

In addition, a full suite of educational programs are taking place throughout the park. These programs include:

· 8:30 a.m. Inspiration Point Hike from the Jenny Lake Visitor Center
· 9:00 a.m. Taggart Lake Hike
· 9:30 a.m. Explore the Preserve Hike at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
· 1:00 p.m. Swan Lake Hike from the Colter Bay Visitor Center
· 2:30 p.m. A Walk into the Past at the Menor's Ferry Historic District, including a ferry ride across the Snake River

A traditional guitar sing-along and evening program will take place at 9:00 p.m. at the Colter Bay amphitheater. This free public program is titled, "For Future Generations: The story of America's National Parks."

Hiking in Glacier National Park

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