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Free entrance on January 17, 2022

A person in a red jacket, dark pants, and a backpack stands with a tripod on the right side. Bare, tan-colored hills are in the background, with a blue sky.
Taking photos from Zabriskie Point of the badlands surrounding Manly Beacon.

NPS photo by Kurt Moses

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News Release Date: January 13, 2022

Contact: Abby Wines, 760-786-3221

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Thinking about visiting Death Valley National Park? Entrance fees will be free at all National Park Service sites on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

"January is a great month to visit Death Valley,” said James Woolsey, acting superintendent. “The low-angle winter sunlight makes the contours of the sand dunes and mountains more photogenic.”

Trip-planning advice can be found on the park’s website at

All national parks will also have free entrance on the following dates in 2022:

  • Saturday, April 16 – first day of National Park Week

  • Thursday, August 4 – anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act

  • Saturday, September 24 – National Public Lands Day

  • Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day

Last updated: January 13, 2022

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