Crater Lake visit free today

If a visit to Crater Lake National Park is in the works before the snow flies, today will set you back $10 less than most.

The park service is offering free entry to the park today in celebration of National Public Lands Day. It usually costs $10 per car.

Also, the park's trust is offering free root beer floats to the first 500 visitors from 1 to 3 p.m., when it also plans special ranger presentations and a program by the Klamath Indian Dancers and Singers, including the performance of a new dance about the formation of the lake.

Public Lands Day is an annual event that provides opportunities for people to work on volunteer projects on public lands. It's organized by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation and supported by nine federal land management agencies.

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