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Old 10-13-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Hi, throwing out a question here: I went w/friends on Fri. for the first time in probably 25 yrs. or so. It was beautiful - Anyway, I was wondering if way back when it was free? I don't remember an admission back then (it's only $5/vehicle) - I tried googling but could find out and I'm curious.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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As I recall it's always had an admission. However you may be recalling how easy it is to get into the park for free if you don't park there. Many people park at Riverbend Regional park and walk into GF National Park. The walk is less than a mile and it's quite a pretty walk, too.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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I've always taken the walk instead of paying to enter
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Thanks Caladium - I do have a recollection of walking.. maybe we did do Riverbend.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I've always taken the walk instead of paying to enter
Entrance fee per person is $3 - Like I said, it's not like it's a huge fee, but if a group chooses to bike there, that would add up at $3 per person.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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If you're biking, do not take the trail along the river. The land is not that stable and bikes can cause erosion. Also, since the area is constantly shifting you might encounter a section that would be easy to walk over but hard to bike over. There are likely other ways into the park that are better for cyclists.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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Default Great Falls fees

Because Great Falls is park of the National Park Service, an annual pass is $80-this is for a carload of up to 5 people. It's valid at any National Park in the country, including the Grand Canyon. Service members are eligible for a free annual pass. If you enjoy going to the parks, it's well worth it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I wonder how it looks now w/all the rain - falls are probably amazing!
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