Free Admission August 25, the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service

The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and Grand Canyon National Park wants to give you a present- free admission! The usual entrance fee will be waived for all visitors to Grand Canyon on Tuesday, August 25.

In preparation for next year's big centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to Find Your Park. To encourage people to discover everything a park experience can be, there is a fun list of 99 ways to Find Your Park. Grand Canyon is a great place to try #32- celebrate Native American heritage, #68- walk a trail, or #79- see a starry, starry night. You can also share your park experience with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark.

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. Today, there are 408 national parks throughout the country and each one tells an important part of the American story. Some commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn. And this August 25, all national parks will offer free entrance for everyone.

Grand Canyon National Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, guided tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have the Interagency Senior and Annual passes available for those who wish to purchase them. Visitors who plan to spend time in the park beyond August 25 will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the rest of their stay.

Additional fee-free dates this year at Grand Canyon and all national parks are National Public Lands Day on September 26 and Veterans Day on November 11. -NPS