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National Parks Service to Offer Fee-Free Days in August

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National Parks Service, in recognition of “Great American Outdoors Day,” is having the entrance fees waiving at all fee-collecting public lands managing by the department.

National Parks Service have some Limitations on Other Fees Waived

The department wrote that other fees – including overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use, and use of special areas would remain in effect.

Moreover, the holiday is celebrating a one-year anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA).

National Parks Service: New Jobs and the Economy

“Moreover creating the new jobs and stimulating our economy is a main priority of the Biden-Harris administration. Through the Great American Outdoors Act, we are, in fact, investing in the American people, and in the future of our public lands and sacred spaces,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. “I invite all Americans to experience the beauty and bounty of our nation’s public lands. It’s not just on August 4th but, in fact, every day of the year.”

Limited Services

In fact, the Interior Department did note that while most of the nation’s 423 national parks are open. Therefore, visitors may find limited services in and around those parks.

Park Websites, NPS App

Moreover, the interested parties are advising to check park websites. Or, download the NPS App for more particular details about park operations. In fact, some locations do require reservations.

Bipartisan Support

Therefore, the GAOA did pass with bipartisan support. It did invest in national parks, public lands, American Indian schools, and other environment-related initiatives.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

In fact, the law does provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In addition, the GAOA also established the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund (LRF) to provide needed maintenance to critical facilities on public lands and American Indian schools.

GAOA-Funded Projects

In 2022, the DOI said that its GAOA-funded projects for its fiscal year. They are expecting to support more than 17,000 jobs. Moreover, they generate $1.8  billion in local communities.

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) does have six entrance fee-free days in 2021. At the end of the month is the next one.

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