Want to visit a national park, monument, or other National Park Service property this year and don’t have a pass? Choose the right day and admission is free.
Continuing a long-established tradition, the park service begins the year with free admission to all National Park Service properties on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18. Then, there will be free admission on Saturday, April 17, the first day of National Park Week.
August gets two admission-free days this year, on August 4 for the one-year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act; and on Wednesday, August 25, for the National Park Service’s 105th birthday.
There is also free admission on Saturday, September 25, for National Public Lands Day, and Thursday, November 11, Veterans Day.
There are 422 National Park Service properties nationwide, with at least one site in each state, and entrance fees ranging from free to $35 for the more popular parks. Park service officials said they hope that the fee-free days will encourage everyone to spend time in the parks.