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.