Entrance fees at Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead and other federal parks across the country will be waived on Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area normally charge an entrance fee of $5 per car. Death Valley National Park, 120 miles west of Las Vegas, charges $20 per car.
Those fees also will be waived on Sunday for newly naturalized U.S. citizens.
In addition to free admission, visitors who identify themselves as new citizens Sunday will receive a free “owner’s manual” for the national park system, Lake Mead spokesman Andrew Muñoz said.
Great Basin National Park, about 300 miles north of Las Vegas, doesn’t charge an entrance fee.
Thousands of people representing federal agencies, state and local organizations and nonprofit groups are expected to mark National Public Lands Day with volunteer projects on public lands nationwide. More information on volunteer events in the area is available on the Web at http://www.publiclandsday.org/involved/index.htm.