Service members and their families will be able to enter all of America's national parks free of charge for a year under a new initiative announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The pass normally costs $80 and is available now. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military ID at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee. Family members also will be able to obtain their own pass, even if the service member is deployed or if they are traveling separately. The pass is not available for military veterans or retirees.
With five national parks in Utah and several others within a half day drive, this an excellent benefit for Hill Air Force Base's active military.