Enjoy a national park for free on Saturday

ATLANTA — In honor of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to encourage people to visit a national park.

Fees are being waived at dozens of national parks nationwide that usually charge entry fees, according to the NPS. Park entrance fees generally range from $3 to $25.

National Parks in Georgia that normally have fees include the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area in Augusta, the Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Marys, Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island and Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah.

“Ranging from the community playground to the world’s first national park, about one third of our country’s land is public space – set aside for all of us to enjoy,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in a news release. “Whether you prefer to lend a hand on a volunteer project or just take it easy, Let’s Move Outside on National Public Lands Day and experience these wonderful places.”

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