Lake Mead, Zion, other parks offering free admission Friday

Updated August 24, 2017 - 9:06 pm

The National Park Service turns 101 on Friday, and park sites across the region are celebrating with free admission.

Entrance fees, which normally range between $3 to $30, will be waived to commemorate the park service’s 101st birthday.

National parks and recreations areas near Las Vegas that are participating in the event are:

— Lake Mead National Recreation Area

— Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

— Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks in Utah

— Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks in California

The park service offers nine other free-entrance days throughout the year. Upcoming days of free admission include National Public Lands Day in September and Veterans Day weekend in November.

President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service on Aug. 25, 1916.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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