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State parks to waive day-use fees on Saturday

RVs and camper trailers occupy spots in a Boysen State Park campground in May 2021. (Photo: Kathy Lichtendahl)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, in conjunction with various other state agencies, will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 23. As part of the celebration, day-use fees to all Wyoming state parks and historic sites that day will be waived.

A primary goal of Public Lands Day is to encourage people to explore Wyoming’s parks and historic sites and to become stewards by helping with specific projects. Everyone is invited to check parks’ Facebook pages to see if there is an event near them.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, the celebration brings out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country.

A list of Wyoming’s state parks can be found online here, while a list of the state’s historic sites can be found here.