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.
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!)