Fee Free Day Monday at National Parks
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 11, 2018
This Monday is a fee-free day at all National Parks.
The Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area invites residents to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the great outdoors, despite the cold weather that can make it hard to get excited about going outside.
Christy Fleming, Chief of Interpretation at Bighorn Canyon, says there are several fun winter activities that families can take part in at the Recreation area, including hiking, bird watching, and ice fishing.
Fleming says Horseshoe Bend and areas off the Yellowtail habitat have approximately 10 to 12 inches of ice, but cautions against ice fishing at Barry’s Landing, as ice has been forming and melting there. At this time the road to Ok-A-Beh is closed due to snow, but as weather permits it is plowed for access.
This is one of the few fee-free days offered by the National Park Service this year. The next one will be on April 21st, celebrating the first day of National Park Week. The only other two fee-free days will be September 22nd, which is National Public Lands Day, and November 11th, which is Veterans Day.
– Photo of Sullivan’s Knob Trail by Eric Burns