From sea to shining sea, all of America’s national park fees for entry are waived in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday today, Monday, Jan. 20. And there are four other days throughout the year you can get in free, too!
The U.S. is packed with some incredible national parks that showcase the country’s diverse beauty – and there’s at least one park in every state. There’s the Grand Canyon in Arizona, an unbeatable collection of parks like Zion and Canyonlands in Utah, the tranquility of Glacier National Park in Montana, Yosemite in California, and so much more.
The U.S. has 62 national parks you can access for free today, like Bryce Canyon in Utah.
But free entry goes beyond those major national parks, as it also extends to all 400-plus sites that the National Park Service manages. Entrance fees at national parks typically range from $20 to $35.
Today is just one of five fee-free days for 2020.
- Jan. 21: Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 18: Start of National Park Week
- Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
- Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day
- Nov. 11: Veterans Day
These fee-free days are worth capitalizing on if you’re nearby or making a road trip to a National Park. But if your plans don’t line up with these free days and you’re planning to hit several national parks this year, take a look at into the year-long America the Beautiful national parks pass.
At $80 for the annual pass, you’ll start saving money after visiting just three or more national parks.
Our national parks are special places. And while we’re all about getting out and seeing the world, there’s so much to see in our own backyards. Take advantage of this opportunity to get into any park for free today – or throughout 2020.
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