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Shenandoah National Park to Offer Free Admission on Four Days in 2018

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Date: December 21, 2017
Contact: Sally Hurlbert, 540-999-3500 ext. 3300

Luray, Virginia: The National Park Service announced that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, including Shenandoah National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018.

The 2018 entrance fee-free days are:

  • 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

Shenandoah National Park’s entrance fee of $25 per car will be waived on these four days in 2018. However, the waiver does not include fees for camping or special tours. Other discounted or free passes that are available throughout the year include the $50 Shenandoah Annual Pass; the $80 America the Beautiful National Park 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); the $80 Lifetime Senior Pass, the $20 Annual Senior Pass; the free Military Pass, the free Annual 4th Grade Pass, and the free Access Pass for disabled citizens. Please check our website for more information about eligibility at

“National parks connect all of us with our country’s amazing nature, culture and history,” said National Park Service 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.”


Last updated: January 4, 2018

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Luray, VA 22835


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