Entrance fees waived for National Public Lands day
GERING – On Sept. 22, Scotts Bluff National Monument will celebrate National Public Lands Day by waiving all entrance fees. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. NPLD is also a “fee-free day”— entrance fees are waived at all National Park Service sites and other public lands.
Coordinated each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and sponsored by national corporate sponsor Toyota, National Public Lands Day is a day to connect people to public lands and their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health.
This year, NPLD also falls within National Wellness Week. Scotts Bluff National Monument offers numerous hiking trails for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the prairie and partake in physical activity that can help promote a healthy lifestyle.
This Saturday, celebrate something we all share: our public lands.
Park grounds and hiking trails are open from sunrise to sunset with the Summit Road open to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Further information about Scotts Bluff National Monument programs and schedules are available at the visitor center, by calling 308-436-9700 or by visiting our website at http://www.nps.gov/scbl/index.htm or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps.