November may not seem like the ideal time to head out to a state park, especially given the weekend forecast. However, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is one of two days a year when daily use or entrance fees are waived for military veterans.
It’s part of the Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails “Parks for Patriots” program to help honor those who’ve served in any branch of the military. Click here for a list of participating sites.
The other holiday when fees are waived for veterans is Flag Day, June 14.
According to the release from Wyo Parks, veterans eligible for the free entrance are defined as: a person who served in active military, naval, or air service and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. However, this does not include active duty military personnel.
Veterans who participate must provide proof of their veteran status or a letter form the VA.
Don’t forget the Veterans Day Parade, Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.