Free admission to national parks this weekend |

Free admission to national parks this weekend

The National Park Service won’t charge entrance fees at any of its parks this weekend.

The Park Service says its offering free admission to all parks on June 5 and 6 to celebrate the coming of summer.

Parks in Colorado are Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Montrose; Mesa Verde in Cortez; Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park; and Great Sand Dunes in Mosca.

Jon Jarvis is director of the National Park Service. He says parks offer visitors places to exercise their minds and bodies, or just to relax with family and friends.

Fees for activities such as camping, tours and concessions are not affected by the entrance fee waiver.

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