Free Entrance Days in U.S. National Parks for 2014

Crater Lake National Park, 2011 ©

Mark your calendar for these fee-free days at National Parks in 2014:

  • January 20 (Monday)
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15-17  (Saturday-Monday)
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday)
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25 (Monday)
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27 (Saturday)
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 (Tuesday)
    Veterans Day

Click here for a complete list of participating parks by state. Note: Waives entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservations for camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties may not included.

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass or $20 lifetime senior pass (62+, by mail) that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and 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.

Check the National Parks Event Calendar to discover an interesting event, nature program or adventure during your next visit.

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