FREE Entry to Parks on National Public Lands Day 2013

Image: Removing litter along Lake Granby, located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. Photographer: Myra SommervilleGet out your hiking boots and prepare for a free and fun Saturday in the great outdoors. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is September 28, 2013 and allows visitors to gain FREE entrance to select national parks and public lands. Here’s your opportunity to visit that park you’ve always wanted to check out!

An amazing way to experience the beauty of America is by volunteering on NPLD. Our parks, forests and other public lands can always use additional help! Get outside and help with trail maintenance, tree planting, clean ups, invasive plant removal and much more. Don’t forget to bring a friend, or a whole group of them.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. NPLD brings together many thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore the country’s public lands. More than 175,000 volunteers are expected at more than 2,200 sites in communities and parks around the nation. To find a volunteer site near you, visit publiclandsday.org.

Enjoy the spectacular fall weather by lending a hand and visiting one of the over 100 National Park Service lands that is offering free admission for the day. See the complete list at nps.gov. Free admission to public lands on NPLD also includes National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges, and recreation lands managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Land Management. To find a public land near you, use the Oh, Ranger! ParkFinderTM mobile app or search on the homepage of OhRanger.com.

Image: Removing litter along Lake Granby, located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. Photographer: Myra Sommerville