Montgomery, Ala. – On National Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Alabama State Parks will waive park entrance fees for veterans as a way of honoring all living Americans who have served their country in a branch of the U.S. Military. Anyone who indicates they are a veteran will be admitted into the park day use areas without charge on Wednesday only. No identification will be required.
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner M. Barnett Lawley said, “This is just a small tribute to those who have helped give us the freedom to enjoy our way of life.”
The 22 Alabama State Parks are located across Alabama, from the mountain ranges of the north to the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Park offerings include comfortable accommodations, camping, golfing, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, swimming, and much more. For more information about Alabama State Parks visit www.alapark.com.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.