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Going to Coachella? Stick Around for Awhile, Joshua Tree Nat'l Park Will be Free

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So you've gone to Coachella, but why head back to Los Angeles so soon? April 17th to 25th is National Park Week, meaning entrance fees are waived. April is the park's busiest month and also a great time to check out wildflowers. “The desert is at its best for the next few weeks,” said Park Superintendent Curt Sauer.

Other regional National Parks will also be waiving fees: Sequoia & Kings Canyon in the Sierras, Cabrillo near San Diego, and Death Valley. L.A.'s two local parks--Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands--don't have entrance fees so you can enjoy them as you've always have.