National parks waive fees for MLK weekend

In this May 24, 2009 file photo, tourists look at Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park in Yosemite, Calif. An independent panel urged Congress on Thursday to increase spending on national parks by at least $700 million over the next seven years. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, FILE)

January 14, 2011 1:45:34 PM PST
If you're looking for something fun and free to do this holiday weekend, look no further than our national parks.

Yosemite and 100 other national parks are waiving the normal entrance fees, in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday, and there will be some additional free days later this year.

While entrance is free, some other fees may still apply, like reservations, camping sites and tours.