Free Admission to National Parks! National parks across the country will be hosting in-park programs and virtual experiences. Entrance fees are also waived to encourage everyone to come out to enjoy their national parks!
Come experience the national parks! On several days in 2022, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2022!
Fee-Free Dates for 2022:
- January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 16-24: National Park Week
- August 24: National Park Service Birthday *
- September 24: National Public Lands Day
- November 10: Veterans Day*
*Please make sure the park you plan to visit is open. Due to COVID, some parks may be closed, so please check the park for it’s operating status. Parks that are open may have closed visitor centers and closed restrooms. Masks are required indoors.
National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. 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 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.
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. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.
For more events, see the WCKC Calendar!