Hi, it's FREE pass day for everyone this weekend on April 15 & 16, 2017, to all of America's National Parks. Not all National Parks charge a fee, but the ones who do will be FREE on certain days every year.
This weekend it's the start of National Park Week which occurs every April. This year you will get two FREE weekends, because next weekend April 22 & 23, 2017 is included in the celebration of National Park Week also.
Every year there are FREE admission days at all National Parks. Here is a list of the usual days every year, but check for the specific dates, because every year there are slight changes. Here is a link to the National Park Service website that has all the information. Meanwhile here are the usual days that are FREE:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January.
- Presidents Day weekend in February.
- The opening weekend of National Park Week in April.
- National Park Service Birthday in August.
- National Public Lands Day in September.
- Veterans Day in November.
Only 127 of our country's 408 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. If you're planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these, and other pass options, is available online.
Free pass days include: 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.