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Fri., June 1, 2012, 6:34 a.m.

National Parks offer free admission June 9

Pasqueflowers, also known as prairie crocus, are among the first blooms
to sprout from lowland meadows while the peaks of Glacier National Park
are still smothered with snow. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Pasqueflowers, also known as prairie crocus, are among the first blooms to sprout from lowland meadows while the peaks of Glacier National Park are still smothered with snow. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- National parks will be waiving entrance fees to celebrate Get Outdoors Day on June 9.

The Park Service is waiving fees for a total of 17 days in 2012.

Offering  free admission to national parks and other federal lands has been featured the past three years as a cost-friendly family vacation option in the economic slump.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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