Summer begins tomorrow so why not celebrate with a free visit to a National Park
? The National Park Service is waiving all park entrance fees on June 21
in honor of the first “official” day of summer.
According to National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, “The longest day of the year is the perfect time to take a short trip. Celebrate an extended Father’s Day with Dad, the start of summer break with the kids, or a job well done
with your favorite graduate. With 394 national parks across the country, you could opt to visit an old favorite or explore a new place. Find a reason to get outside and enjoy the extra sunshine at a national park near you.”
Arkansas has seven national park service sites: Arkansas Post National Memorial near Gillett; Buffalo National River in the north central Ozarks; Central High School National Historic Site in Little Rock; Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope; Fort Smith National Historic Site, Hot Springs National Park, and Pea Ridge National Military Park.