Free access to some of our nation’s best national parks may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. Each year, the National Parks Service selects several days to waive the entrance fees at a large number of national parks. Fee-free days allow everyone a chance to see some of our country’s greatest assets up close and personally.
Fee-Free Day Details
Fee-free days mean visitors don’t have to pay entrance fees, transportation entrance fees or commercial tour fees to participating national parks on select dates throughout the year. Although, you won’t want to leave your wallet at home, because fees for camping, tours and third-party services typically still apply (unless the park states otherwise).
Fee-Free Days 2015
Just 133 of the United States’ 405 national parks charge a fee for entrance. On fee-free days, a large number of those 133 waive their entrance fees, so the public can enjoy their beauty without worry. The following are the dates that participating parks will waive their fees in 2015.
- Jan. 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Feb. 14-15 — Presidents Day Weekend
- April 18-19 — Opening Weekend of National Park Week
- Aug. 25 — The National Park Service’s Birthday
- Sept. 26 — National Public Lands Day
- Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Exploring National Parks in 2015
If you plan on visiting a variety of national parks in 2015, you may want to consider purchasing an annual America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The pass costs just $80 and allows access to more than 2,000 federal lands, including national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and many more. Active-duty military members are granted an annual pass to all of America’s national parks for free. This pass, and a number of other pass options, can be found online at the National Parks Service website.
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