Get into National Parks for Free on These 5 Days in 2022

Advertiser Disclosure

national parks

Get into National Parks for Free on These 5 Days in 2022

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of the offers mentioned may have expired. For more information check out our Advertising Disclosure.

The pandemic has forced all of us to love the outdoors even more, and Americans are getting outside in record numbers. Travelers are more excited about U.S. National Parks than ever. Want to get some fresh air at one of our country's most treasured sites? You're in luck.

Each and every year, national parks offer free entry on a handful of days each year. And the first free day of the year is coming up fast: next Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Here are all of the 2022 dates on which you can get free entrance to America's national parks:

  • Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 16 – The first day of National Park Week
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 – Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • Friday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

 

grand tetons national park 

Read more: How Busy Are National Parks? And How to Beat the Crowds!

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.

In all, the U.S. has 63 national parks you can access for free these days, like Bryce Canyon in Utah.

Read More: How to Plan a National Parks Road Trip in Montana and Wyoming
 

bryce canyon 

Thrifty Tip: Did you know that fourth graders (and their families) can get into all national parks free for an entire year?

Entrance fees at national parks typically range from $20 to $35. But free entry goes beyond those major national parks, as it also extends to all 400-plus sites that the National Park Service manages.

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 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.
 

Free National Park Day 

 

Bottom Line

Our national parks are special places. There's so much to see in our own backyards, especially during a time where domestic travel is at the top of travelers' minds. Take advantage of this opportunity to get into any park for free next Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day … and four more times this year.
 

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

1 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]