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The National Park Service turns 97!

yosemite camping 1920 The National Park Service is celebrating its birthday this week by waiving entrance fees at National Parks across the country . On August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old.

Sunday, August 25, is a fee-free day, so head to any of the country’s 401 national parks and take in the scenery, learn a little history, or simply enjoy the great outdoors;  join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. Parks across the country are offering loads of fun activities. Take the kids on a snorkel adventure, bike ride, kayak tour, hike, or archaeological dig. Catch a campfire talk, make a painting, or explore the cavernous underworld. Search the events calendar to find out what’s happening at a park near you! You can help the kids earn a free Junior Ranger badge at almost any park–just ask at the visitor center.

Share your national park photos or videos with the National Park Foundation at: http://www.NPSbirthday.org.

More: National Park Fee Free Days Calendar | Your Favorite National Parks to Pitch a Tent

Photo: Camping in Yosemite Valley in the 1920s. | National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

Source: About.com
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The National Park Service is celebrating its birthday this week by waiving entrance fees at National Parks across the country . On August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old.

Sunday, August 25, is a fee-free day, so head to any of the country's 401 national parks and take in the scenery, learn a little history, or simply enjoy the great outdoors;  join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. Parks across the country are offering loads of fun activities. Take the kids on a snorkel adventure, bike ride, kayak tour, hike, or archaeological dig. Catch a campfire talk, make a painting, or explore the cavernous underworld. Search the events calendar to find out what's happening at a park near you! You can help the kids earn a free Junior Ranger badge at almost any park--just ask at the visitor center.

Share your national park photos or videos with the National Park Foundation at: http://www.NPSbirthday.org.

More: National Park Fee Free Days Calendar | Your Favorite National Parks to Pitch a Tent

Photo: Camping in Yosemite Valley in the 1920s. | National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

Source: About.com
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