After writing earlier in the day about Fodor’s list of 10 Best National Parks To Visit This Winter, I found it fitting to post about a yearly deal related to the NPs.
Every year the National Park Service set aside a select list of dates for Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.
While I’ve really enjoyed visiting a few of the national parks, I’m sure that they are even better when they are also a great deal!
According to the NPS site, only 133 of our country’s 401 national parks usually charge a fee. So odds are in your favor that year round you won’t pay to visit one of the parks.
You could also purchase an annual pass for $80 which provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all.
Here are the 2014 Entrance Free Dates:
- January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 15-17: Presidents Day weekend
- April 19-20: opening weekend of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 27: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
Free Entrance Days cover: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.
Find out more about U.S. National Parks Free Entrance Day here.