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National Park Service celebrates 97th birthday with free entry

Published August 19, 2013 3:31 pm

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The National Park Service is celebrating its 97th birthday with fee-free entrance Aug. 25 to more than 400 national park units across the country.

In Utah, that means free entry to Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef national parks. Monuments and national historic areas managed by the National Park Service are also included in the fee-free day.

Other fees, like camping, will still be required.

Two more entry-free periods will be observed by the National Park Service in 2013. Free entry will be allowed on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, and on Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9-11).

— Brett Prettyman

brettp@sltrib.com

Twitter: @BrettPrettyman