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Arizona State Parks waive entry fees for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 11:35:50-05

Today is Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Day.

And if you have the day off -- you might want to spend the day at an Arizona National Park.

Today Arizona State Parks are honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by allowing visitors to enjoy free entry. This is the third year park admission is free in Arizona for this holiday weekend.

Governor Doug Ducey announcedon January 8th the free admission.

Per Arizona State Parks, Ducey sencouraged the public to enjoy the outdoors.

"January is a great time to get out and explore the parks in our amazing state, and a three-day weekend is the perfect opportunity,” said Ducey. “I encourage all Arizona residents to visit a state park near them during this special weekend.”

Keep in mind that tours, camping, special events, concessions will still have fees- and you'll need a valid Arizona ID for free entrance.

In areas closer to Tucson, these parks are : Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone Courthouse State Park, San Rafeal State Nature Area, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, Tubac Presidio State Park, and Patagonia Lake State Park.

These aren't the only parks that are entry free.

If you'd like too see an interactive map of other Arizona state parks you can visit, click here.

If you'd like more info, you can visit that Arizona State Parks website or call: 1-877-MY-PARKS