Did you know that there are certain days during the year that you can gain free entrance into National Parks? This can be a good opportunity to plan a day trip with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!
Here are the free National Parks entry days for 2017:
- January 16th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
- February 20th (Presidents’ Day)
- April 15th-16th and 22nd-23rd (Weekends of National Park Week)
- August 25th (National Park Service Birthday)
- September 30th (National Public Lands Day)
- November 11th-12th (Veterans Day Weekend)
For more information on the free entrance days as well as the participating parks, please visit the National Parks Service website.
If you are planning a visit with kids, can I recommend another excellent freebie?
Your kids can participate in a FREE Junior Ranger Program at US National Parks and earn badges!
Other free pass opportunities include:
- Every Kid in a Park: FREE Annual National Parks Pass for 4th Graders
- Active Duty Military: FREE Annual Pass to National Parks
You might also wish to read about our 2013 Road Trip through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.