National Park Service offers free days

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The National Park Service will be offering five free days for people to check out parks that typically cost money to enter.

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MARYLAND (WDVM) — The National Park Service is offering five free days in 2020 for people to come out and enjoy the parks.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was the first day of 2020 for people to come out and enjoy some of the national parks for free.

“Well we try to pick different days throughout the year to give people the opportunity to experience their national parks at different times mainly seasons,” said Carrie Andresen Park Ranger at Catoctin Mountain Park.

The National Park Service designates five days of the year as free days for the public to visit the national parks that regularly charge an entrance fee. There are 400 total national parks in the United States and for 111 of those, there is a charge for entry.

“The parks look different at those times of the year you can see different animals different flowers and have a different experience,” said Andresen.

Other free national park days will be offered April 18, August 25, September 26, and November 11.

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