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You can get into any national park, including Yosemite, for free on Sunday. Here’s why

Check out artist’s nostalgic posters of national parks from Acadia to Yosemite and beyond

A Colorado-based photographer and graphic designer is creating nostalgic posters of all of America’s national parks in a style inspired by the Works Progress Adminstration artwork of the 1930s and 1940s.
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A Colorado-based photographer and graphic designer is creating nostalgic posters of all of America’s national parks in a style inspired by the Works Progress Adminstration artwork of the 1930s and 1940s.

On Sunday, you’ll be able to check out any national park absolutely free — including parks such as Yosemite, which typically charges $35 per car to enter.

The fee-free day is held in honor of the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday. On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the agency into law.

Though there won’t be a charge to enter the parks, visitors will still need to pay for amenities and activities such as camping, according to the National Park Service.

Of the more than 400 parks run by the National Park Service, 115 charge regular entrance fees, including Joshua Tree, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Pinnacles in California, Yellowstone in Wyoming and Mount Rainier in Washington. Fees typically range from $5 to $35, according to the National Park Service.

The national park system includes national monuments and national recreation areas.

“The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers and veterans to celebrate some important moments for our parks and opportunities for service in those parks,” said National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith in a National Park Service news release.

If you can’t make it to a national park on Sunday, don’t fret. There are two more free admission days this year: National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28 and Veterans Day on Nov. 11, according to the National Park Service.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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