Free Park Entrance on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27 with fee-free entrance at Grand Canyon and all 401 national park units across the country. Park visitors are reminded that fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Visitors who plan to spend time in the park beyond September 27th will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

Grand Canyon's Green Team, the Grand Canyon Association and Xanterra South Rim, is hosting filmmaker and photographer Peter McBride for a special evening program on September 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Shrine of the Ages auditorium. Join McBride for an intimate, multimedia journey along the Colorado River –from source to sea –and learn more about this river's role in the arid West.

McBride has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera. He has traveled on assignment to more than 70 countries for the publications of the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Esquire and many others. In recent years, he has turned his camera toward a subject closer to his heart and home –the Colorado River –a tapped waterway that no longer reaches the sea.

For additional information, please contact Elysha Iversen at (928) 638-7418 or Pamela Edwards at (928) 638-7713 or Marty Martell at (928) 638-7834. --NPS