In 2011 you will be able to visit the parks for free on the following dates:
January 15-17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
April 16-24 (National Park Week)
June 21 (First day of summer)
September 24 (Public Lands Day)
November 11-13 (Veterans Day weekend)
Edwards is within driving distance of so many wonderful National Parks (including some of the most expensive ones) so take advantage of these fee-free days and plan a trip. Don't know where to start? First, check out our National Park summary. Second, National Parks Traveler is a wonderful travel blog that focuses on the goings on in America's National Parks! For more suggestions Budget Travel offers a whole section on the National Parks. Of course the National Park web page has a complete list of parks in California, or any other state for that matter.