Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of many park units in
the National Park Service waiving entrance fees to celebrate Public Lands
Day. Park entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, September 29, announced
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Superintendent Lisa Carrico.
“Entrance fees are waived all day and we hope everyone will come out,
attend programs, and enjoy their National Park”.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day
volunteer event for public lands. NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and
700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and NPLD became a yearly
tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September.  Since the
first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. For more information
on Public Lands Day visit

In celebration, visitors are invited to attend ranger programs on plant and
animal diversity within the park at the Dunes Parking Lot at 10:30 a.m.,
join a ranger for a guided hike along the dry creek bed at 3 p.m. at the
Dunes Parking Lot, and end their day with a program celebrating the park’s
dark skies at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheater.

For more information about park events offered by Great Sand Dunes National
Park and Preserve, call the Visitor Center at (719) 378-6399.