Not only is any day spent with your one friend who owns a tent a special event, the parks will be hosting special events in honor of the centennial. Events will also take place at MLB and AAA baseball games throughout the U.S.
So, get to enjoying a national treasure. Or get to it on Sept. 24 (National Public Lands Day) or Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), which are also free days this year in celebration of the centennial. Additionally, the Park Service lets people in for free every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January and during National Parks Week in April. Plus, every fourth grader in the country gets a free national parks pass that is good for their whole family for a year.
They're basically tearing down the walls between your "Yeah, well..." excuse and actually getting out to
be eaten alive by mosquitos enjoy the great outdoors and wonder what that weird smell is (it's called trees).