White Sands to waive entrance fees 3 weekends

White Sands National Monument will waive entrance fees for three weekends this summer to encourage visitors. Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider says during these tough economic times, families will have a chance to explore White Sands’ spectacular geography for free.

The free weekends will be this Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19 and August 15-16. The fee waiver doesn’t include camping fees or special use permits.

The free weekends are part of a National Park Service effort to provide free weekends at 390 parks across the country to promote local and regional tourism. — Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com

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