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YELLOWSTONE – Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service sites
across the nation in waiving admission fees next Monday in observance of
the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday.

No matter how you choose enter the park – by car, RV, bus, or on a guided
snowmobile or snowcoach trip – the entrance fee to the park will be waived
on Monday, Jan. 21.

The NPS is waiving entrance fees on 11 days in 2013 as a way to encourage
people to get outdoors and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical
and cultural sites national parks have to offer.

Other fee free dates for 2013 are:

• April 22 to 26 for National Park Week

• Aug. 25 for the National Park Service birthday

• Sept. 28 for National Public Lands Day

• Nov. 9 to 11 for Veterans Day holiday weekend

Access to the interior of Yellowstone during the winter months is
restricted to guided snowmobile and snowcoach trips from the North, West,
South and East entrances. At Old Faithful, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge
and Cabins and the dining room, the Geyser Grill, the Bear Den Gift Shop
and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center are all open for the winter
season.

The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot
Springs on to Cooke City, Montana, outside the park’s Northeast Entrance,
is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year.

At Mammoth Hot Springs, the hotel, dining room and gift shop, Yellowstone
General Store, medical clinic, campground, post office, and the Albright
Visitor Center are open all year. Fuel is available from 24-hour gasoline
pumps all year at both Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.

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