State's active duty military members, dependents get a day at the park

DENALI NATIONAL PARK -- On Armed Services Day, Saturday, the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

In Alaska, only Denali National Park and Preserve charges an entrance fee of $10 per person, ages 16 and older. Several other national parks in Alaska have fees associated with particular amenities, such as camping, but these are not covered by the military pass. Denali NP visitors reserving shuttle bus seats online should look for instructions on how the fee waiver will be applied.

Active duty members of the U.S. military and their dependents can pick up their pass at Denali National Park, at the park's ranger station in Talkeetna or at the Alaska Public Land Information Center in Anchorage or Fairbanks.

Anchorage Daily News