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Free entry this weekend in national parks

Published April 18, 2014 7:41 pm

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National parks in Utah and across the country are offering free entry Saturday and Sunday to help kick off National Park Week. Entry to the parks is free, but fees will still be collected for other services like camping.

The theme for the week, offered in conjunction with the National Park Foundation, is "Go Wild!" The foundation offers a list of nine suggestions for enjoying the parks during the week and throughout the year.

The celebration includes the new film "Bears" from DisneyNature, the nature documentary arm of The Walt Disney Studios. The movie opened Friday, and for every ticket sold through April 24, DisneyNature will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation.

April 26 is National Junior Ranger Day. Many parks will have family-friendly events.

Brett Prettyman

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See a video promoting National Park Week http://youtu.be/Js0FmD8RqJA