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Entry to Yellowstone free this weekend

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Yellowstone National Park is waiving admission fees this weekend 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
Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16.

Yellowstone is joining all national parks across the country in waiving
entrance fees on 17 days in 2012 as a way to encourage people to get
outdoors and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural
sites of the national parks this year.

Other fee free dates for 2012 are:

• April 21 to 29 (National Park Week)
• June 9 (Get Outdoors Day)
• Sept. 29 (National Public Lands Day)
• Nov. 10 to 12 (Veterans Day 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

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, 24-hour gasoline
pumps and the Albright Visitor Center are open all year.

A seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is normally
$25 for a private, non-commercial vehicle.

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