The Rush Creek Lodge and Spa, which is located just half a mile from the California park’s Highway 120 west entrance, will offer guests who sign up to participate in a cleanup project a free magnesium foot soak as a thank you, according to the hotel. The cleanup, which is part of an annual “facelift” project, is scheduled for Sept. 20 through Sept. 24.
“Rush Creek Spa has created an exclusive ‘thank you’ experience for lodge guests participating in Facelift,” the lodge wrote on its website.
The Yosemite Facelift project was started 20 years ago and is hosted by the Yosemite Climbing Association. To participate this year, volunteers must register online before Sept. 11.
After cleaning up the park, travelers can pamper themselves beyond just the free foot soak at the lodge’s indoor/outdoor spa featuring a granite waterfall mineral hot tub, a hanging daybed, and warm river rock beds.
The lodge is offering guests 10 percent off a weekday stay from Sept. 4 through Oct. 5.
Early fall is considered a shoulder season at Yosemite during which travelers can experience milder weather and fewer crowds.
Yosemite isn’t the only park that hosts clean up events people can volunteer for. The National Park Service keeps a running list on its website of volunteer events from cleaning up the beaches at Indiana Dunes National Park to collecting litter or pulling invasive weeds in Canyonlands National Park.