If you go to the park in early morning or evening, you might even catch sight of a condor—Pinnacles is the only national park with a condor release program.
Death Valley National Park was recently named an International Dark Sky Park—the largest in the world
Translation? It’s officially one of the best places to go stargazing, with clear skies, low light pollution, and plenty of programs and events.
But it’s not all good news. This year, the National Park Service announced that it’s reducing the number of free entrance days at all parks around the country. Last year there were 17 free days; this year it’s 11.
The reason? Money, of course. Free admission days are meant to drive traffic and raise awareness, but the park service loses between $700,000 to $1 million for every free day.
For more information, visit the National Parks archives.
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