Thursday if free fee day at Utah's five national parks.Tomorrow's free fee day is in celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act. The act, signed by President Trump on August 4, 2020, is enabling national parks and other federal lands to repair and upgrade vital infrastructure and facilities that will enrich the visitor experience, protect resources, and enable increased access for all visitors. National parks have been experiencing record-breaking attendance in recent years, including hosting 328 million visitors in 2019. National park visitor spending supports nearly 330,000 jobs and contributes more than $40 billion annually to the national economy, including more than $20 billion in communities surrounding parks. 109 national parks charge an entry fee, including the 5 here in Utah. While entry fees will be waived tomorrow, it does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours. The National Park Services has 5 free fee days through out the year.


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