Alabama State Parks to Honor Veterans by Offering Free Admission

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On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2011, Alabama State Parks will waive park entrance fees for veterans as a way of honoring all living Americans who have served their country in a branch of the U.S. Military. Anyone who indicates they are a veteran will be admitted into the park day-use areas without charge on Friday only. No identification will be required.

“We are deeply grateful to our veterans for their service,” said N. Gunter Guy Jr., Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner. “This is a small tribute to those who have helped give us the freedom we enjoy.”
The 22 Alabama State Parks are located across Alabama; from the mountain ranges of the north to the beaches of Gulf State Park, recreational options abound including comfortable accommodations, camping, golfing, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, swimming, and much more. For more information about Alabama State Parks visit
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit


hunter25's picture

Although it's a small gesture

Although it's a small gesture I think it's great when things like this are done in show of appreciation for our veterans. We owe them so much and anything we can do is not enough. I find it strange though that no identification is required as there will always be someone to try and lie to take advantage of it.