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Free National Park Entry on Nov. 11 and 12:, But for Which Parks? | Frommer's Ken Lund/Flickr

Free National Park Entry on Nov. 11 & 12, But for Which Parks?

This weekend, Nov. 11 and 12, entry to many (but not all) national parks will be free in honor of Veterans Day.

The National Park Service has posted a state-by-state list of the free parks at this link.

If you love these free days as much as we do, buckle up. The U.S. Government is floating a plan to vastly increase their entry costs. Despite the fact your income taxes go to support these pristine places, your current leaders want to slash funding by $380 million and as much as triple prices. In some cases, it will cost $70 to get into a park, putting it well out of range of a sizable portion of incomes in the United States.

If you think this is a terrible idea, like we do, you don't have much time left to register your displeasure during the public comment period. You'll find a link to that site in our post covering the proposed fee hikes.