Assateague by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)’s
Thousands of years ago, there were no entrance fees to get into national parks. In fact there were no entrances or national parks for that matter, just nature, and you were in it. You had your spear, a rock and a stick to start a fire, and possibly a loincloth. That may sound scary (and smelly), but you also didn’t have the hassle of updating Facebook, the risk of getting a tumor from your cellphone, or Taco Bell. Wait, that sounds scary too.
Well the National Park Service is getting all nostalgic on us this weekend (August 14-15) and waving entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees for all national parks across the country. In our area, this includes Assateague Island, Great Falls, and Shenandoah to name a few. Use this handy park finder to locate more free nature to explore this weekend, but please, don’t soil your loincloth when you lose reception on your iPhone. Take a deep breath and eat a granola bar.