The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in 16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
opening weekend of National Park Week
National Park Service Birthday
National Public Lands Day
National parks are Americas Best Idea, and there are 409 available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 127 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our countrys history and nature.
The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people. However, national parks are always economical, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.