Free admission to national parks April 16 through 24

Free admission to parks for National Parks Week.

Free admission to parks for National Parks Week.


Author: TrailMob
Date: 04.13.16

The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees in celebration of National Parks Week. From April 16th through the 24th, all visitors will be able to get into any of the more than 400 National Park Service sites completely free.  

Death Valley National Park Superintendent Mike Reynolds said, "I hope the entrance fee waivers will provide an extra motivation to encourage people to come visit [Death Valley or any other national park].”   

If you can’t make it during National Parks Week, that’s okay, there are still a few other free days left in the year. All National Park Service sites will also waive entrance fees on the following special dates in 2016:

  • August 25-28 – National Park Service 100th Birthday Weekend
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

A heads up, the entrance fee waiver does not cover camping fees, which will continue to be charged.

This year is a particularly special time to find your park because the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016.

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