It's actually nine days long, because it covers two full weekends. During this period, entry into nearly all National Park Service units that charge an entry fee is waived.
That's just another reason to consider a trip to Joshua Tree, Death Valley, or another NPS unit during the next week (Mojave National Preserve does not charge an entry fee).
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Awesome, thanks for the info. I've been wanting to get out to Joshua Tree this month. Might have to go Sunday...ReplyDelete
I myself was debating if I would go this weekend, and this tipped the scale. I've been heading out mainly for the dark skies, but with the free week I can also drive across Joshua Tree and get a hike in both coming and going.ReplyDelete
The LA Times had an article about Whitewater, an environmental preserve near Joshua Tree. The off-ramp for Whitewater is just west of the highway 62 off-ramp that goes from I-10 to Yucca Valley and the north and west entries for Joshua Tree. I've been wanting to go there, as well. But with this being the free NPS weekend, I'll probably save Whitewater for another day.