Visitors headed to the Grand Canyon National Park for the upcoming Presidents Day weekend day will get in for free.
The popular northern Arizona tourist destination is just one of many national parks across the country that will waive the entrance fee between February 15 and 17.
Visitors who remain at the Grand Canyon beyond February 17 will have to pay the fee for the remainder of their stay. The waiver applies only to entrance fees and doesn’t affect fees for camping, concessions and other activities. Park entrance stations will have the Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.
Since the South Rim Grand Canyon sits at approximately 7,000 feet, the National Park Service urges visitors to be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions.
Visitors should also be aware that road closures and temporary suspension of shuttle service may occur during their Grand Canyon vacation with little or no notice if winter weather passes through the area.
This year, additional entrance fee-free days will occur for the kick off to:
• National Park Week (April 19-20)
• National Park Service Birthday (August 25)
• National Public Lands Day (September 27)
• Veterans Day (November 11)
For more information on what there is to see and do in Grand Canyon National Park. Please visit the park’s website www.nps.gov/grca. For more information on national park fee-free days, go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm