If you don’t feel like skiing or snowboarding on Nov. 11 (when Mammoth Mountain opens) and would prefer take a long drive instead, head over to Yosemite Valley for the day because the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees. Just remember that Tioga Pass/Hwy 120 is closed so if you are heading over from the Eastside, get an early start.
In celebration of Veterans Day, Yosemite National Park, and all other National Park sites across the country, will offer free admission Thursday, Nov. 11 for all visitors in honor of current members and retired members of the United States armed forces and their families. Free admission is being observed by all public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.
According to a press release from NPS, this fee free day has been observed since 2006. Waiving entrance fee waivers to all public lands on Veterans Day is one way to show appreciate for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America’s public lands accessible to all Americans.
Fees being waived for Veterans Day include the fees associated with entrance into the park only. All other fees associated with camping, lodging, or activities within the park are not waived. The fee waiver is good for Veterans Day only. –NPS/LK