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National Park Service celebrates Presidents Day Weekend
February 15, 2014 02:05 PM | 3672 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, including its locations in Sandy Springs and Vinings, will join the other 401 units of the National Park Service in waiving entry fees as part of the service’s celebration of Presidents Day weekend. The usual $3 fee will not be collected Monday at boat ramps, picnic areas, and parking lots in the areas.

“Every U.S. president has visited, resided in or been honored in a national park,” said service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Sites such as George Washington’s birthplace, Ulysses Grant’s battlefields and Jimmy Carter’s farm provide insight into the character of the men who have governed our country. Visit a national park and walk in their footsteps. See where they lived and learned, relaxed and recharged, experienced triumphs and tribulations.”

Areas Acting Superintendent Scott Pfeninger added, “Not only did President Carter sign the law that created Chattahoochee River, but we also have another presidential history connection at Bullock Hall in Roswell, where President Theodore Roosevelt’s parents were married.”

The service will also waive admission fees during the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19 and 20), its 98th birthday (Aug. 25), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 27) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11.) For members of the general public planning additional trips to the areas, annual passes are available for $25.

For trips that include multiple national parks, there is an $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other federal lands – more than 2,000 in all. National park passes that provide free or discounted admission year round are available for active duty military members and their dependents, senior citizens, and people with permanent disabilities.


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