UNITED STATES — Saturday, Sept. 23 marks the 30th edition of National Public Lands Day. To celebrate, Wyomingites can enjoy the state’s natural wonders free of charge.

Admission fees will be waived across national parks, and Wyoming state parks will also be free to enter.

Jackson Lake. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

To honor the day, enjoy some of Buckrail‘s best photos of the public lands surrounding Jackson Hole.

A bison stands in front of Old Faithful Geyser in Oct. 2021. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

The holiday was established in 1994 and is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in September. Thousands of volunteers observe the day by working to restore and improve public lands around the country. The theme for this year’s holiday is “30 Years of Care and Community.”

A moose in GTNP at sunrise, December 2022. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Volunteers who donate their time on National Public Lands Day can receive a free national park one-day pass to visit any national park site. See the National Park Service website for details.

Grizzly 399 photographed in June 2020. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Saturday will be the fourth of five free admission days in the national parks. Admission has been waived on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, April 22 for the first day of National Park Week and Aug. 4 for the Great American Outdoors Act anniversary. The last free day of 2023 will be Nov. 11, observing Veterans Day.

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