YOSEMITE WAIVES PARK ENTRANCE FEES FOR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
In Yosemite, tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s signing of the NPS Organic Act that established the National Park Service as an agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior. Yosemite National Park will celebrate the Centennial by waiving park entrance fees starting tomorrow through Sunday, August 28th. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable. The park will host many special Centennial programs throughout the park on August 25th.
Special Centennial events include a hike to the top of Lembert Dome, a program on Stephen T. Mather and the Founding of the National Park Service, Horse-Drawn Stage rides, and tours of Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Yosemite National Park celebrated its 125th anniversary last year. The park welcomes 4 million visitors from around the world each year generating $535 million dollars in economic benefit to the local region.
The park is home to Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America, and iconic rock formations such as Half Dome and El Capitan. The park also features approximately 90 different species of mammals and over 1500 species of flowering plants.