National Park Week 2011 – Free Admission

Joshua Tree
All photos by JC -

Every year the National Park Service honors Earth Day with a week long free admission to over 100 of its 394 national parks that normally charge a fee.  Sounds like a great deal! This years dates for National Park Week are April 16-24, 2011.

Not all parks charge entrance fees, but over 100 of them will waive the entrance fee during that week! This is the perfect time for a family trip to any of the national parks, especially those in southern California.

Here is a short list of national parks in or near the LA/OC area.

Last week Juan Carlos (JC), a contributor at, spent the weekend at Joshua Tree.  He was rock climbing with his son’s boyscout troop 330. Joshua Tree is one of the local national parks with free admission during April 16-24, so here are a few pictures for inspiration!

National Park Week Joshua Tree

Jushua tree national park

National park week joshua trees desert


Ramon is a long time resident of Southern California and an expert in online advertising as well as an avid photographer. He runs as well as other local photography sites like, and Coolest-Travel-Pictures.

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