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2018 National Parks Free Admission Days

Don’t forget to take advantage of the national parks free admission program. Hint…the first one is January 15!  Start making plans to take advantage of this amazing program when Uncle Sam throws open the gates to so many of our nation treasures.

National parks free admission happens on these days in 2018:

  • January 15 –
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 21
  • First day of National Park Week
  • September 22
  • National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day
Only 120  of our country’s 409 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. See the list of parks participating in free days here.  Start planning your visits to Carlsbad Caverns, Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Padre Island, Cape Cod, even the Grand Canyon!
Grand Canyon
If you’re taking 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 to lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service. The Program also offers a free lifetime pass for people with disabilities, and a free pass for 4th graders! Information on these and other pass options is available online.
And, in fact, many parks do not charge any entrance fees year-round.  So, there are many ways to plan a fantastic national park excursion without breaking the bank.
*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.

Where will you go?  Have you been to any of these parks with your family?  Have any great tips or advice for the rest of us?  Be sure to share in the Comments!