Visit a National Park this summer!

The U.S. Department of the Interior is a cabinet-level agency that manages 9 bureaus, one being the National Park Service.  According to their website, 264 of the 397 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee.  If you are planning a trip that will include multiple parks, the NPS does offer an $80 annual pass that provides entrance to over 2000 Federal lands, including all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests.

As of May 19, 2012, active duty service men and women – Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and activated National Guard and Reserves – can obtain the new military version of the America The Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass.  The pass will be accepted at National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.

Check out the display on the upper level of Calvin T. Ryan Library!  All of these items in the display may be checked out for four weeks!!  We look forward to seeing you!