National Park Fee-Free Days

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Date: January 2, 2018
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The first fee-free day of 2018 is just around the corner! In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all national parks will waive their admission fees on January 15, 2018. Take advantage of this opportunity to #FindYourPark at any of these sites across the nation! 


You can also enjoy great scenery and history with great savings at a national park for free on any or all of the entrance fee-free days in 2018:


  • January 15:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 21:  First Day of National Park Week
  • September 22:  National Public Lands Day
  • November 11:  Veterans Day


“National parks connect all of us with our country’s amazing nature, culture and history,” said National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds. “The days that we designate as fee free for national parks mark opportunities for the public to participate in service projects, enjoy ranger-led programs, or just spend time with family and friends exploring these diverse and special places. We hope that these fee-free days offer visitors an extra incentive to enjoy their national parks in 2018.”


During fee-free days, the 124 national parks that charge entrance fees waive them for all visitors. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or concession tours or rentals.


To continue the national park adventure beyond these fee-free days, the annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.  For more information, please visit:


WHAT: National Park Service Fee-Free Days for 2018

WHEN: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, and 3 other days in 2018

WHERE: All National Parks


For more information about what you can see and enjoy at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, please visit and respectively.  


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Last updated: January 8, 2018

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