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Get free admission to national parks on MLK Day, Jan. 15

If you’ve always wanted to see the Grand Canyon in winter, head there on Jan. 15.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park will join other national parks in waiving entry fees for the day. Tonto and Coconino national forests also are among the federal  recreation sites waiving admission or day-use fees on Jan. 15.

MORE: All of Arizona’s national parks

It’s one of just four fee-free days for national parks in 2018, down from 10 in 2017. The others are April 21 (the start of National Park Week), Sept. 22 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). 

The fee waiver applies only to entrance fees. Charges for camping, tours and concessions still apply.

Tonto National Forest is having seven fee-free days this year. The others are Feb. 19 (Presidents Day), June 9 (National Get Outdoors Day), Sept. 22, Nov. 10-11 (Veterans Day weekend) and Nov. 23 (Opt Outside Day).

Areas in the Red Rock District of Coconino National Forest that charge fees will waive them on 23 more days: Jan. 13-15 (Martin Luther King Jr. weekend), Feb. 17-19 (Presidents Day weekend), May 26-28 (Memorial Day weekend), June 9, July 4, Sept. 1-3 (Labor Day weekend), Sept. 22, Oct. 6-8 (Columbus Day weekend), Nov. 10-12 (Veterans Day weekend), Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) and Dec. 25. 

 

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