- National Park Week begins Saturday
- The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees for the occasion
This coming week, forget the entrance fees.
The National Park Service will waive fees starting Saturday for National Park Week
(April 16 to April 24).
Only a third of the 411 national park sites charge entrance fees, but they're the biggies: places like Denali in Alaska, the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion in Utah.
The park service also turns 100 this year, and lots of celebratory events are scheduled.
Children can earn a junior ranger badge and take part in kids' programs on Saturday, National Junior Ranger Day. Volunteers
are welcome to help out in the parks on Earth Day, April 22.