National Park Week

Every 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.

National Park Week is happening April 22 to April 30 this year! Entrance fees will be waived on April 22, 2023, to kick off National Park Week and we encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks.

Even though National Park Week is over this year, you can check out each days’ themes, find in-person and virtual events, or catch up on news. Join us on social media anytime!

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National parks are extraordinary places to discover and enjoy. How do you connect with your national parks?

Visit a Park

Did you know there are more than 400 national parks? They come in different shapes, sizes, and naming designations (not all are named "National Park!") and may be a lot closer to home than you think. Entrance fees are waived the first day of National Park Week to encourage people to come out to enjoy their national parks.

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Find a Park

There are more than 400 national parks across the country. Search for parks by state or an activity or topic of interest to you.

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The NPS App

One app, every park at your fingertips. Experience and explore national parks using a new app for mobile devices.

Find an Event

Check out these featured events or set the calendar to April 22 to 30 to find in-person and virtual programs for National Park Week at any of the more than 400 national parks around the country.

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National Park Week News Releases

Members of the media can find news releases about National Park Week starting the weeks leading up to and through the last day.

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    Last updated: January 24, 2023