It’s National Park Week: Camp for Free


Washington cherry blossoms in full bloom framing the Washington Monument: Glynn Wilson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you’ve been sitting around the house waiting on spring and thinking about getting outdoors to camp and hike or just sit by the fire under the trees and listen to the birds sing, this is a good week to do it. It’s National Park Week, and camping is “fee free” from April 18-26.

“It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations and enhancing America’s best idea — the national parks,” according to the National Park Service Website.

Watch the video of “This Week” at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

More National Park Photos


Skyline Drive in Autumn: Glynn Wilson


A black bear crossing Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park: Glynn Wilson


A view of the deep woods in the Shenandoah National Park, where the bear, deer, rabbit and skunk play: Glynn Wilson


The view from one of the many overlooks along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park: Glynn Wilson


Not sure if this is a raven or a crow, but I’m told there are ravens at this elevation, 3535 feet above sea level: Glynn Wilson

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