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U.S. National Parks Free Days

On these special occasions, the National Park Service waives entrance fees.


Updated December 21, 2013

Event: U.S. National Parks Free Days


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (next: January 20, 2014)
  • Presidents' Day Weekend (next: February 15-17, 2014)
  • Opening weekend of National Park Week (April 19-20, 2014)
  • National Park Service birthday (every August 25)
  • National Public Lands Day (next: September 27, 2014)
  • Veterans Day (next: November 11, 2014)

Location: More than 100 U.S. national parks that normally charge entrance fees (nearly 400 more are free year-round)

Organizer: U.S. National Park Service

What to do: Visit participating national parks for free entrance fees along with other special events. Note that entrance, vehicle, and touring fees are waived, but other charges such as camping or reservation fees, and fees charged by vendors within the parks, may still apply.

For more information: National Park Service site

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