Get your free annual pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas:

The White House has instituted a new Every Kid in a Park program. Beginning September 1 of this year, every 4th grade student in the U.S. can obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Access is free to families of 4th graders to all national parks, lands, and waters through August 31, 2016. All you have to do is go to www.everykidinapark.gov and complete an activity. Yellowstone National Park lodging

The goal of Every Kid in a Park is to connect them with the great outdoors, hoping to encourage them to become stewards of the environment. The more kids get to experience the amazing natural resources our country has to offer, the more of them will be inspired to help preserve and protect parks and public lands in the future. The program is part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration in 2016.

Yellowstone National Park also offers the Junior Ranger program, which is a fun way for kids of all ages to learn about the park and its natural wonders by attending ranger-led activities and talks, and hikes on trails or boardwalks.

When planning your family trip, be sure to make your reservations for Yellowstone National Park lodging at Luton’s Teton Cabins.