Fees that are being waived include entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. The waiver is good for entrance on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16 only. Visitors entering the park after August 16 will be required to pay the entrance fee. The waiver does not include other fees collected in advance or by contractors – such as fees charged for camping, reservations, tours and use of concessions.
Many visitors to America’s national parks enjoyed free entrance on June 20 and 21, and again on July 18 and 19. These “fee free” weekends were established by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to encourage Americans seeking affordable vacations to visit our national treasures.