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It’s National Park Week so it seems like the perfect time to pay homage to the national parks right here in Texas. And while we love them all, Big Bend holds a special place in our hearts.
With that in mind, here are some pictures from a recent trip to Big Bend and Terlingua.
Did you know that you can get into many national parks for free on certain days of the year?
Free Entrance Days in National Parks
Anyone can visit all parks for free in 2021 on these days:
- January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 17: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 25: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
Learn more about the four parks located in Texas:
- Big Bend National Park
- Fort Davis National Historic Site
- Guadalupe Mountains National Park
- Padre Island National Seashore
For more information, visit the National Park Service website.
Looking for other parks not so far from home? Check out these posts.