Celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday with a Fee Free Day at Mt. Rainier August 25

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday with a Fee Free Day at Mt. Rainier August 25

MT. RAINIER, Wash. – August 25, 2015, marks 99 years since Congress created the National Park Service … it also begins the countdown to the “Big 100” in 2016!

NPS will offer free admission to every visitor on Tuesday, August 25, so take advantage of this great opportunity – and the great weather – to explore Mt. Rainier and all U.S. national parks. For information about seasonal activities, scenic drives, photo hotspots and more, visit www.visitrainier.com.

Generally, 133 of the 401 National Park System locations have entrance fees that range from $3 to $25. While entrance fees will be waived on Fee Free Days, amenity and user fees for activities within the parks will still be in effect.

Other federal land management agencies are offering their own fee-free days this year: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service. Please contact each for dates and details.

A national park may be closer to home than you think. National Park Service sites are located in every state and in many major cities, including New York City, which is home to 10 national parks. They are places of recreation and inspiration, and they are also powerful economic engines for local communities.

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, the National Park Service invites the public to "Find Your Park". Help spread the word about our amazing national park sites such as Mt. Rainier National Park. Log inspirational stories and share your favorite videos and experiences. Use #FindYourPark when sharing experiences!

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About the National Park Service:
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

About Visit Rainier:
Visit Rainier is a nonprofit, 501c6 organization that continues to be a leader in destination marketing. As a collaborative partner with the National Park Service, the organization offers vital travel information to local, national, and international visitors by promoting tourism to Mt. Rainier National Park and the gateway communities surrounding it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT
Julie Johnson
Public Relations
Visit Rainier
Cell: 253-347-1414
juliejohnson@visitrainier.com
www.visitrainier.com

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