National Parks are free this Saturday to celebrate the start of National Park Week

Posted: 8:37 AM, Apr 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-18 09:59:51-04

The National Park Foundation is kicking off National Park Week 2019 by waiving entrance fees at all national parks on Saturday.

April 20 marks the beginning of the annual celebration. For the following eight days, parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events.

There are 16 national parks across Texas:

  • Waco Mammoth National Monument in Waco, Texas
  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Fritch, Texas
  • Amistad National Recreation Area in Del Rio, Texas
  • Big Bend National Park in far West Texas
  • Big Thicket National Preserve in Beaumont, Texas
  • Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Texas
  • El Camino Real De Los Tejas National Historic Trail from Guerrero, Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • El Camino Real De Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail from El Paso to Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis, Texas
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Salt Flat, Texas
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area in Fritch, Texas
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, in Johnson City and Stonewall, Texas
  • Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park in Brownsville, Texas
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River in Southwest Texas
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in San Antonio, Texas

For more information on National Park Week celebrations, click here.