National Park Week

Back of rangers and volunteers looking out across a marsh
Rangers, volunteers, interns, partners, and visitors–We're all on a mission to protect and share the nation's natural and cultural treasures for generations to come.

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Each April, during the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!

Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy your national parks:

  • April 20: National Junior Ranger Day & Entrance Fee-Free Day
  • April 21: Veteran/Military Appreciation Day
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: Transportation Tuesday
  • April 25: Throwback Thursday
  • April 27: Bark Ranger Day
  • April 28: Park Rx Day

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Last updated: February 19, 2019