Calendar of Free Entrance Days to National Parks

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A family camping in a national park

Enjoy your "free" time in the national parks. 120 national parks and monuments that normally charge an entrance fee will be free on several days during the year. The other parks are free all of the time.

Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.

January 18, 2021: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 17, 2021: First day of National Park Week

August 4, 2021: One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act

August 25, 2021: National Park Service Birthday

September 25, 2021: National Public Lands Day

November 11, 2021: Veterans Day

For more information: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

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