Planning to visit a National Park in 2024? Here are the six days that are free for the 110 sites that normally charge admission.
The most popular parks, like Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Acadia typically charge from $20 to $35 per vehicle and often only with a reservation.
The Park Service says there are more than 400 parks across the country that are open each day. In a press release, the Park Service says “The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee.”
The free days don’t just include outdoor parks, but sites like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
On these six days, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
If you travel to parks throughout the year, or hope to in the future, there’s a convenient and affordable way to do so. 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.
Senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens also get special discounts.
For more inforamtion about America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series check out their website.