Enjoy the National Park Service’s Fee-Free Day!

Take full advantage of the natural beauty around Harrisonburg this June on the National Park Service’s June Fee-Free Day.


National Fee-Free Day


On six different days each year, National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee offer free admission to everyone! Beginning on January 15th (MLK Jr.’s birthday), other dates include April 20th (the first day of National Park Week), June 19th (Juneteenth National Independence Day), August 4th (anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act), September 28th (National Public Lands Day), and November 11th (Veteran’s Day).


Shenandoah National Park


The first of Virginia’s national parks, Shenandoah contains a variety of flora and fauna over 300 square miles of Appalachian Mountain peaks. Shenandoah National Park is a haven for hikes, camping, and drives. Skyline Drive runs 105 miles through the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains with 75 overlooks connecting travelers to visitor centers, campgrounds, lodges, picnic areas, and most trailheads – making the entire park at least partially accessible by car. The park often has a fee that can be paid at any of the four entrances, but is free to the public during fee-free days!


George Washington and Jefferson National Forests


These two national forests were combined in 1995 to form one unit of the national forest system, sporting an amazing 1,664,110 acres and encompassing parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests offer visitors great opportunities for hiking, paddling, bicycling, camping, wildlife viewing, fishing, scenic driving, and more, with over 2,300 miles of streams, 200 recreation sites for camping and picnics, and over 2,200 miles of trails.


Gear Up for National Park Service’s Fee-Free Day


The Shenandoah Valley is fortunate to be surrounded by such natural beauty, with George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and the Shenandoah National Park within 25 miles of Harrisonburg.


Camping, hiking, and long, beautiful nature drives require the right equipment! Ensure your vehicle is prepared. At Steven Toyota, we have cars with great mileage, cargo space, and features to take on any trail, road, or rough terrain on the way to a campground. Check out the 2024 Toyota RAV4 for your outdoor needs and get out into nature with the comforts of home for this month’s fee-free National Park Day!

May 21, 2024
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