2019 National Park Free Entrance Days
Each year the National Park Service offers opportunities to experience the parks without the usual entrance fees. Below is a list of dates for 2019 with the next opportunity coming up this weekend at the beginning of National Park Week.
On these five dates, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
- January 21: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 20: First day of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 28: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
There are more than 400 parks managed by the National Park Service that are available to everyone, every day. Many of my tour guests participate in the national park passport program with the goal of visiting as many parks as they can. The free entrance days provides an opportunity to visit a new park or revisit a favorite that normally charge a fee.
For many years I’ve purchased an annual pass that gives access to NPS managed parks, recreation areas, and historic sites, which is a great value for someone like me who visits the parks frequently. 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 that normally charge an entrance fee.
For more information about free or discounted passes for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens visit the parks website by clicking here.