Free Entrance To U.S. National Parks This Weekend

America’s National Parks get even better this weekend with fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Mark your calendar for January 14-16 Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the first fee-free days of 2012.

And some more:

*  April 21-29 National Park Week

*  June 9 Get Outdoors Day

*  September 29 National Public Lands Day

*  November 10-12 Veterans Day weekend.

Click here for more information – and have fun! And if you’re not sure what to do once you’re out there, grab a copy of my book, Get Out ! 150 Easy Ways For Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future!

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Photo Credit: Steve D.


Debbie Phillips
Debra Phillips5 years ago

I can't wait to get back to Yellowstone.

paul m.
paul m6 years ago

The parks are for the people and they should be FREE at all times

Hunter W.
Hunter W6 years ago

These fee free days are special. A way to encourage more people to come out and visit the natural beauty, and if they like it on the free day, they could be encouraged to visit on a normal day. Keep in mind people, the fees are what keep these parks around, and available for you to use! :)

Dawn F.
Dawn F6 years ago

... We need to keep them open-fees or free. Jobs. But nature would probably be happier without our presence.

Winn Adams
Winn A6 years ago


Samantha Garlejo
Samantha Garlejo6 years ago

Yosemite is going to be busy.

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L6 years ago

Great idea.

Arild Warud
Arild G6 years ago

It should be free every day.

Diane L.
Diane L6 years ago

How is the government screwing anyone "over" by not charging the usual admittance fee to the parks on a specific week-end? They never used to charge, but had to start doing so in order to maintain the parks because there wasn't enough money in the funds to keep up the services everyone expected and wanted. So, it became a "pay for use" type thing. I guess they could just close them down, or not keep them declared AS National Parks, which would allow oil drilling, hunting, people doing whatever they wanted to in there, including cutting down trees, and then what? Okay, let everybody who wants to just start trampling all over Mt. Rainier and then bitch because the trails are eroded, garbage everywhere and no wildflowers left to be admired by anyone.

dani r.
dani r.6 years ago