National Parks Fee-Free Days 2015

US National ParksEach year the U.S. National Parks offers a bunch of Entrance Fee-Free Days where entry to all parks are free!

Dates for Entrance-Free Days for 2015 were announced earlier in December. I decided to hold off a bit about posting them since the first free day isn’t until January 19.

The U.S. National Parks offer an amazing array of sites to visit around the country. While I’ve visited some of these interesting parks, I haven’t even scratched the surface on what they really have to offer.

Sites range from natural to historical so there’s bound to be something for just about anyone.

One of the greatest parts about visiting a U.S. National Park is the price. Many of them are free to enter or reasonably priced.

In all there are 9 Fee-Free Days at National Parks each year.

Here are the dates:

  • January 19: Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • February 14-16: President’s Day Weekend
  • April 18-19: opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

From the National Park Service: “Only 133 of our country’s 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise”.

The first National Parks Fee-Free Day is just one week away ( 1/19). Do any of you plan to visit a park specifically due to this promotion?

Do you have a favorite park that you love to visit? If so, let us know what it is.

Find out more about U.S. National Park Free Entrance Days here.

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