National Park Service Announces “Fee-Free” Days To All 409 Of It’s Parks!!

National Park Service Announces “Fee-Free” Days To All 409 Of It’s Parks!!

Go Enjoy The Fun, Be Amazed At The Wonders And In Awe Of The Beauty That Surrounds You…

Free, did somebody say free? Who doesn’t like something for free?

As long as it really is free, that is…not free as in “You’ve won a free cruise, just give us an hour of your time”, then that turns into four and a half hours and a $15,000 membership to some discount club. What a “deal”. Yay for them!

No, this is the “real” free, because the National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join their party! For a total of 16 days in 2016, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission, in an effort to make national parks accessible to more people.

So get your calendars out and write down these dates:


  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24: National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day


Yosemite National Park Free Images/Christopher Bruno
Yosemite National Park                                                     Free Images/Christopher Bruno


Did you know that there are 409 National parks in this great country and only 127 of them even charge a entrance fee? Most of the parks range anywhere from $3.00 for entry into Tonto National Monument in Arizona to $25.00 to enter Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Montana along with many others. The highest is $30 for a 7 day pass to Grand Canyon Nation Park.

If you plan on visiting numerous parks this year, consider getting the America the Beautiful park pass for $80.00 and you can get in to all the parks throughout the year for that one price!

If you’re a senior citizen, you get the best deal of all, a lifetime pass for only $10.00. For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities, you can get an Access Pass for free. It allows you to get into any National Park. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and other fees are not included in these two passes unless stated otherwise.

So make sure to take advantage of the free days or one of the passes that’s available to you and get out there and enjoy the fresh air!


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