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You Can Visit the U.S. National Parks for Free in 2021
See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. Mark your calendars friends! A visit to one of the U.S. National Parks is a bargain when you realize everyone in your car can enter for one admission fee. ABSOLUTELY – Everyone!
When was the last time you visited a National Park? Mark your calendars for 2021 schedule of Free entry days. You can get FREE Admission to over one hundred Parks spanning across the United States. And you can visit several times throughout the year with these FREE Park Days!
Not only do you get into these parks for free on these dates, often there are special events going on as well. If you or your family member is in the military (Including veterans and gold star families), you can get a free annual park pass. Fourth graders can also get a free park pass.
What is included in your free park pass
Did you know? Last year, 331 million people visited United States National Parks spending $18.2 billion, which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy. Incredible, right?
And did you also know a U.S Parks vacation can be very affordable. Especially if you picnic and camp. Most U.S. national parks are free year-round. About 116 of the 423 U.S. national parks charge admission ($5 to $35). But on national park free days for families you get free admission.
The parks free days include free entrance into the park, free commercial tours, and free transportation entrance.
Please Note: This waiver does not include fees for activities such as commercial tours, transportation, or campsites and third-party concessions. .
Free Entry Dates for United States National Parks
National parks offer free days several times a year so you and your family can get out and enjoy a park for free. Over 100 national parks take part in the park free days.
- January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 17: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 25: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
This is a great opportunity for you to check out some parks with no fee. Head over here for a list of participating parks. Valid on select days through November 11th, 2021. Enjoy!
*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.
Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2021 include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.