WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD TO WAIVE ENTRANCE FEES FOR “NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY”
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will be joining other national park units, across the country, in offering a fee-free day on Saturday, June 9th, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.
“National Get Outdoors Day encourages healthy, active outdoor fun,” says Supt Ted Hillmer. “I can’t think of a better place to get outdoors and have fun than at Wilson’s Creek NB, or any of the almost 400 national park units around the country.”
National Get Outdoors Day is part of Great Outdoors Month, proclaimed by the President, to encourage Americans, especially youth, to participate in
outdoor activities and enjoy the beauty of public lands.
To learn more about the dates and times of Ranger activities in the park, and where they meet, please go to www.nps.gov/wicr. You may also call the
park’s visitor center at 417-732-2662, extension 227. For more information about National Get Outdoors Day, visit www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org, and for more on national park fee-free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefree.
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, east of Republic.
Angela R. Pirotte
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
National Park Service
417-732-2662, ext. 221