National Park Week begins this Saturday, April 19. All national parks will offer free admission during the opening weekend, April 19 and April 20. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our national heritage.
In addition to free admission during the opening weekend, the week will include several other exciting opportunities:
April 22 – Earth Day. Everyone is invited to look for a park when they can get involved and help out.
April 26 – National Junior Ranger Day. Youngsters can “explore, learn, protect” and will be sworn in as Junior Rangers.
National parks within driving distance form our local area include:
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Great Smokey Mountains National Park
Stones River National Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (GA)
Russell Cave National Monument (AL)