Last updated on November 13th, 2020 at 10:00 pm
The National Park Service is over 100 years old! How many of our beautiful national parks have you been to? Enjoy free entrance to US National Parks on special “free entrance days.” More than 100 national parks that usually charge admission will be free on these days.
There are 419 national parks in all, and most are actually free every day. On special “free entrance days,” all parks are free. These dates are listed below.
- January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- April 18: First day of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 28: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
The free days may be busy, so call ahead if you plan to camp overnight, and find out about reservations.
Update: Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. For this reason, 5th graders and their families will receive free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021.
Our national parks are here for us to enjoy, so find out which parks are near you, and plan your visit.