FEE FREE DAYS AT WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 – STARTING APRIL 21
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the National Park Service will waive admission fees on selected dates throughout 2012 and encourages all Americans to visit a national park this year.
“Many people have made resolutions to spend more quality time with loved ones and to get outdoors in 2012,” said Secretary Salazar. “There’s no better place than a national park to help keep those resolutions. Parks offer superb recreational opportunities, making them perfect places to enjoy our beautiful land, history and culture, and nurture a healthy lifestyle.”
“In these tough economic times, our fee-free days will give families many opportunities to enjoy our nation’s heritage and natural beauty in meaningful and affordable ways,” he said. Mark you calendar, the fee-free dates for 2012 are:
*April 21-29 – National Park Week
*June 9 – Get Outdoors Day
*September 29 – Public Lands Day
*November 10-12 – Veterans Day weekend
Normally, 146 of 392 national parks charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. The other 246 do not charge for admission. The fee free waiver for National Park Week does not include other fees collected in advance or by
contractors—such as fees charged for camping, reservations and use of concessions.
For additional information, please call the park visitor center at 417-732-2662, or go to http://www.nationalparks.org/national-park-week-2012.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield preserves and commemorates the first major battle of the Civil War in the West. Administered by the National Park Service, the 1,920-acre battlefield is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri at the intersection of ZZ Highway and Farm Road 182. For additional information, call 417-732-2662, ext. 227.
Angela R. Pirotte
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
National Park Service
417-732-2662, ext. 221