Entrance fee waived Sept. 28

The National Park Service will waive park entrance fees to all U.S. parks under its jurisdiction on Saturday, Sept. 28, in conjunction with the 20th annual National Public Lands Day.

In conjunction with the day, Yellowstone National Park is holding a trail restoration project on the Purple Mountain Trail in the Madison Junction area. Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., installing water bars and other trail structures to improve the conditions on the trail. This strenuous work requires the use of hand tools including shovels and picks, lifting heavy timbers and bags of rock, and working at high altitudes and in variable weather conditions.

Drinks and snacks will be provided. All volunteers should bring lunch, water, sunscreen and sturdy footwear, and be prepared with adequate clothing for variable weather conditions.

Those who participate in a National Public Lands Day volunteer activity will receive a coupon good for a one-time free entrance to Yellowstone or another federally managed area of their choice.

To volunteer for this trail project, email your name and phone numbers to yell_volunteer_office@nps.gov or call (307) 344-2729 and leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. Space is limited to 20 volunteers, and registration is open until Sept. 19.

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