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National parks free Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the National Parks Service is waiving entrance fees for all of its parks.

It’s the first of ten scheduled fee-free dates on the calendar for 2017. The events are in part a celebration of the National Parks Service’s centennial.

Two Oregon parks are participating in the free entrance dates - Crater Lake National Park and Lewis & Clark National Historical Park.

The four Washington parks recognizing the fee-free celebrations are Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Olympic National Park.

There are 120 different national parks that normally charge entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. The more than 280 other parks are free to enjoy year-round.

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