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Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid Outdoors pass. It is a great way to travel and visit a federal park.
Free Federal Park Entrance for 4th Graders & Family!
Do you have a Fourth grader this year?
So help spread the word: Every fourth-grade student in America can now print out a free pass to visit a national park with his or her family. The National Park Service launched an easy-to-use kid-friendly website last year called Every Kid In A Park.
The Every Kid In A Park initiative celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday back in 2016 and since then the benefits are continued. Which is so exciting! This means in any season (fall, winter, spring, summer) you can get to enjoy free visits to Federal Parks. Some local state parks will also accept (call ahead).
The pass provides free admission for the student’s entire family, or, if the park charges by the car-load, for everyone in the car. The pass covers U.S. national parks, forests, monuments, and wildlife refuges.
2020-2021 UPDATE (5th graders can now get a pass this year!):
Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the school year!
With this voucher, 5th graders and their families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021.