Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Mon Jan 15, 2024 - Sat Sep 28, 2024
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Repeating every month on the 20 of Aprils through November 11, 2024.
Also on June 19, 2024; August 4, 2024; September 28, 2024.
Various times
Age: All Ages
Price: Free
National Parks - Multiple Locations
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It's National Public Lands Day, and that means your admission is FREE!

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

2024 dates:

  • January 15: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 20: First day of National Park Week
  • June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 28: 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.