Free Entrance to your National Parks - 2016
America's Best Idea - National Parks - is even better when it's free! Free entrance dates provide an excellent opportunity to invite family and friends on a journey of a lifetime. Now is the time to start thinking about how you will make the most of these visits. Mark your calendar on these fee-free dates in 2016 and start celebrating your National Parks:
January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 16 - 24 - National Park Week
August 25 - 28 - National Park Service Birthday Weekend
September 24 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
Only 133 of our country's 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit.
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.
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and the transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.