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FREE admission to Arizona state parks, national parks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Posted at 4:44 AM, Jan 20, 2020

PHOENIX — Arizona residents have the opportunity to visit dozens of state parks and national parks for free on Monday, Jan. 20.

The deal is good on Martin Luther King Jr. Day only for residents who show a valid Arizona ID.

See the full list of Arizona State Parks here.

"Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a great time to head out to one of Arizona's more than 30 state parks," said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, according to a media statement. "Admission is free for all Arizona residents in honor of the holiday. I encourage everyone to get outside on Monday and visit a state park for a hike, event or adventure."

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According to Arizona State Parks, fees will still apply at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, for cave tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park, tours, camping, special events and concessions.

Grand Canyon National Park admission fees will also be waived Monday, as national parks are also offering free admission on Monday.

Heads up from the Grand Canyon: Visitors traveling to the South Rim are encouraged to check weather and road conditions before traveling to the park. Park staff also suggest visitors use shoe traction devices while visiting the Grand Canyon's rim trail and trekking poles if hiking into the canyon as trails may be snow-packed and icy. As a reminder, Highway 67, from Jacob Lake to the park's North Rim, is closed until May.