These National and State Parks Are Having Their Own Black Friday Deals

Skip the mall for the great outdoors this year.

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Instead of spending all your green this Black Friday, why not surround yourself with greenery this year?

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On November 24, the National Park Service and 16 state park associations are hosting special events and offering free admission as their own Black Friday "deals" to encourage people to head outdoors and enjoy nature.

According to , state parks in , , , , , , , and are offering free admission this Friday, while those in and will have free parking.

There are free events and contests on Friday happening in , and , while some California locations are offering . If you're looking to get away for longer, state parks in South Carolina are offering .

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While the National Park Service won't be waiving entrance fees on Black Friday, many parks will be hosting special events and offering free guided hikes and classes. See the full list of what parks are offering .

For more outdoor inspiration, REI launched a new that pulls images from over 6 million posts on Instagram's #OptOutside hashtag to help people find the best locations near them for the company's third annual , which also includes closing all 151 of their stores on Black Friday and giving their employees a paid day off.

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