Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Mon Jan 16, 2023 - Sat Nov 11, 2023- see all dates
Various times
All Ages
National Parks - Multiple Locations

On select days throughout the year, all national parks are open to the public with no admission fee.

2023 dates:
January 16: Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
April 22: First day of National Park Week
August 4: Great American Outdoors Act
September 23: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

(No worries if you miss these days —264 of more than 400 national parks never charge an entrance fee.)

Read our top picks for national parks to visit with kids

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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