A popular hiking destination of El Pasoans, and a legendary rock-climbing area are among the Texas state parks you can get into for free Sunday, November 14.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced it will be waiving entrance fees at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, Franklin Mountains State Park, and all other state parks in observance of Veterans Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 11.

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Although the promotion is in recognition of our men and women who served, anyone and everyone who likes the great outdoors will benefit.

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Hueco Tanks has been a destination for local rock-climbing enthusiast for many generations, and is considered a legendary outdoor bouldering area. The entirety of the Tanks is an archaeological site with such historical significance it has received designation as a National Landmark.

Franklin Mountains State Park, a favorite hiking, biking, and bird and nature watching destination, is also among the parks you won’t have to pay to get into on November 14.

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Both of our local state parks fill up quickly on weekends, especially these days with the renewed interest in outdoor activities, so its recommended that anyone who would like to take advantage of the get-in-free offer reserve a day pass in advance as all parks are operating at a limited capacity.

Day pass reservations can be made online through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website or by calling 512-389-8900.

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