NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – This Saturday, April 17 you can visit any national park for free. It’s to kick off National Park Week. Entrance fee waivers do not apply to amenity fees such as camping. As part of National Park Week, there will also be special programs and events.

According to a news release, National Park Week runs from April 17 through April 25 and there are special theme days during that week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy national parks. The following are the daily themes for this year:

  • April 17 – Park RX & Fee Free Day
  • April 18 – Volunteer Sunday
  • April 19 – Military Monday
  • April 20 – Transformation Tuesday
  • April 21 – Way back Wednesday
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 23 – Friendship Friday
  • April 24 – National Junior Ranger Day
  • April 25 – BARK Ranger Day

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