Hollywood Storage Recommends Visiting National Parks for Free

Just one example of a beautiful landmark in our own backyard: Mt. Boney.

Just one example of a beautiful landmark in our own backyard: Mt. Boney.

As winter becomes spring, the nature lovers at Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks want to share ways to enjoy the beautiful world around us! Currently, there are 398 US national parks covering over 84 million acres. The majority of these parks don’t charge entrance fees (though parking fees often apply). But for the 100 or so national parks that do, there are several designated “fee free” days each year.

Here are the National Park Service Free Entrance Days for the rest of 2013

  • April 22-26 (National Park Week)
  • August 25 (National Park Service Birthday)
  • September 28 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 9-11 (Veterans Day weekend)

National Parks in California that you can visit for no entrance fee on these dates include:
Cabrillo National Monument
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Monument
Sequoia National Park
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park

Plenty of other amazing national treasures around the country are on the list of “fee free days”, like Grand Canyon National Park.

And, we are so fortunate to have two Ventura County national parks that are always worth exploring:
Channel Islands National Park
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Of course, as you prepare for spring travel and future nature adventures, it’s also a great time to explore your hiking and camping gear to get ready for top notch experiences and family fun. Maybe you have picnic baskets and rain gear piled in the garage, and maybe the snorkling stuff is stuffed under the bed. Seems like the perfect time to look into a Newbury Park storage unit to help organize seasonal items and give you a breath of fresh air.

Which outdoor spots do you plan to visit this year? We’d love to hear your recommendations below or on Facebook. Thanks!