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All California national parks will offer free entry Friday

Hiking the other Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park

Unlike the monolith in Morro Bay of the same name (minus an "r"), you can hike to the top of this granite dome in Sequoia National Park.
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Unlike the monolith in Morro Bay of the same name (minus an "r"), you can hike to the top of this granite dome in Sequoia National Park.

Outdoor enthusiasts looking to get an early start on the weekend will have an exciting opportunity Friday.

All 124 national parks that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone in honor of the 101st birthday of the National Park Service.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fee, according to the National Park Service website.

The California parks participating in the free day are:

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Yosemite National Park

If you’re not able to get out to a park Friday, there are few more fee-free days coming up this year.

Sept. 30, National Public Lands Day, and Nov. 11-12, Veterans Day weekend, also will be free.

Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks recently paid tribute to World Listening Day with incredible videos concentrating on the sounds of nature - animals, water, weather. The videos are combined here.

Yosemite National Park has posted a video to help visitors better experience the natural attraction. Among the park’s ideas for getting the most out of a trip to the area is to explore some of the gateway communities just outside the park for oppo

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