Did you recently buy a 2021 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and can't wait to go on a road trip? You can get free entrance into a national Park before summer ends. The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 105th birthday with free admission on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. If you can get away this week, all NPS sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free access to everyone.
Many Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback owners use their all-wheel-drive SUV and crossovers to enjoy summer activities in our National Parks to go camping, glamping, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, and other weekend adventures. This week NPS says have a free day on us. Find an NPS Park here, and some parks require you to register a day ahead.
The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year the Park Service celebrates the anniversary with free entrance fees and special events at parks across the country. It’s a perfect day to explore a National Park near you.
Subaru of America reports 33 percent of Subaru Crosstrek owners will use the compact SUV for off-pavement recreation. Crosstrek, Forester, Outback, and new Ascent aren’t your typical SUVs as they all come with 8.7-inches of ground clearance which no SUV competitor exceeds right off the showroom floor. It’s why so many customers use them for weekend activities in the mountains.
All Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent models come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and come equipped with X-MODE, an off-road system that offers extreme control when you need max control of the vehicle.
Straight from the factory, the 2021 Forester, 2021 Crosstrek Sport, Limited, and 2022 Outback XT and Wilderness are even more off-road capable with dual-function X-Mode. The feature gives the all-wheel-drive vehicles an even more “go-anywhere” attitude and extreme off-road ability.
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With free entry into our National Parks on August 25, it might be a busy day in many parts of the country. Make sure your Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, or Outback has a full tank of gas, extra water, food, ice, and supplies. If you are going camping, you will need additional gear to ensure you have everything to make it safe and a good experience.
There are too many items to cover here, so check out the REI camping checklist video below.
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