Free Park Entrance [AUDIO]
All entrance fees will be waived at all National Park Service sites during the upcoming holiday weekend to honor all past and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Yellowstone National Park Spokesman Al Nash says free admission is offered to all visitors, not just to veterans or military personnel.
The roads between the North Entrance at Gardiner and the Northeast Entrance at Silver Gate and Cooke City, will be open this weekend. All other entrances are closed.
Nash says Yellowstone has a long and proud association with our nation's military. After struggling for years with limited staff and budget in an effort to thwart souvenir hunters and poachers in Yellowstone's early years, the U.S. Army was called upon to protect the park in 1886.