The National Park Service has just released the “Fee Free” dates for 2019. The five days in 2019 that you will be able to visit any National Park in the country for free. Please remember that not all fees will be waived and not all national parks charge an entrance fee.
Only 115 of the 418 parks managed by the National Park Service charge entrance fees regularly, with fees ranging from $5 to $35. That means 303 national parks do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Still making this a great deal!
The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:
Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
>> Not sure where your nearest National Park is? No problem, they have a website just for you! Check out the National Park’s website “Find your park” <<
Beat The Fee with a Pass!
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the U.S. military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens.
Want to see more of what our parks and services departments offer? Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2019 include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.