National Wildlife Refuge System


Credit: Carl Zitsman, USFWS

All national wildlife refuges will offer free admission on June 5-6, August 14-15, September 25 (Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day). The free admission days celebrate the Obama Administration's America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

Free admission will also be offered on these same days at national parks and some areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management, all agencies in the Department of the Interior. Secretary Ken Salazar said, "President Obama has made connecting Americans to the outdoors and our history a fundamental goal of the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors (April 16)."

America's public lands offer opportunities to engage in healthy, outdoor activities. "By getting outdoors," adds Salazar, "we remind ourselves of our blessings and of the responsibility we all have to pass these lands on to our children and grandchildren."

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Last updated: June 4, 2010