Yosemite National Park waives entrance fees Friday

Visitors tour Yosemite National Park in September 2015.
Visitors tour Yosemite National Park in September 2015. Modesto Bee file

For the 10th year, Yosemite National Park will waive its admission fee in honor of Veterans Day.

“The fee-free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families,” park officials said in a news release.

“The National Park Service has honored Veterans Day as a fee-free day since 2006,” authorities said. “Waiving entrance fees on Veterans Day is one way the National Park Service works to show appreciation for the millions of men and women who fight to protect America’s great treasures, including Yosemite National Park.”

Active-duty military members and their dependents can also get a free annual national park pass, an $80 value.

“Permanently disabled veterans can receive a free lifetime Access Pass to all parks,” the news release states. “These passes provide entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and other federal lands. Passes can be obtained at any national park that charges an entrance fee, including Yosemite.”

Fees for camping, lodging or activities within the park still apply.

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