Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Mon Jan 18, 2021 - Thu Nov 11, 2021- 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.  

Face masks are required on NPS-administered lands where physical distancing cannot be maintained and in all NPS buildings and facilities. Park operations vary based on local public health conditions.Before visiting a park, guests are advised to check the park website to determine its operating status.

Updates about the overall NPS response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on the nps website.

2021 dates:

January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 17: First day of National Park Week
August 4: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 25: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

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

National Parks - Multiple Locations
** 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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