National park admission free to mark 40th Earth Day

  • Fri Apr 9th, 2010 5:50pm
  • Life

Herald Staff

It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day April 22, and in observance the National Park Service is offering fee-free entrances the whole week, April 17 to 25.

This is your chance to get through the gates free of charge at Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks. (No fee is charged to enter North Cascades National Park.)

Aramark Parks and Destinations, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, also has deals, including buy-one-get-one free offers on lodging at Olympic National Park. Visitors can book one night starting at $157, at any of three Olympic National Park properties, and get a second consecutive night free.

The promotion includes stays at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Kalaloch Lodge during April 17 to 25 and stays at Lake Crescent Lodge May 7 to 31. Guests must book stays for Lake Crescent Lodge by April 25.

To make reservations, call 866-761-6262 or go to