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Jan 16, 2014 4:01 PM

Free National Parks Entry on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

CORPUS CHRISTI - To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Park Service will waive the entrance fee to visit Padre Island National Seashore, and all other national parks, on Monday, January 20th.

Residents and out of town visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to visit this remarkable coastal park at no cost and explore a portion of the world's longest undeveloped barrier island beach. Be advised that activity fees for Malaquite Campground and Bird Island Basin still apply.

For additional information about the fee free day or the daily visitor education programs, please contact the Malaquite Beach Visitor Center at (361) 949-8068. The visitor center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The National Park service will also waive fees on Presidents Day weekend (February 15 through 17), the first weekend of National Park Week (April 19 and 20), the National Park Service's 98th birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 27) and Veterans Day (November 11).

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