We love our National Parks and have visited many over the past years! Many of the National Parks do not charge an entrance fee or admission, but for those that do, you can save money by visiting the parks on the free days offered throughout the year! There are also some great passes that you can get to help you save money as you visit on vacation and adventures!
There are three more Free National Park admission days in 2019! Mark your calendar now so you can enjoy these days!
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 28: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
Save Money at your National Park
Find out the participating National Parks by state.
The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.
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 124 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
America the Beautiful Pass
Every year we renew our America the Beautiful annual pass and use it on our road trips through multiple national parks. We have been able to save money on admission to Kings Canyon, Grand Canyon, Montezuma Castle, and more.
Every Kid in a Park Pass
If you have a 4th grader in your family, then you can sign up for a free Every Kid in a Park Pass and get free admission for you and your family for an entire year. We have used this pass over the past year several times and saved money at many of the National Parks.
If you are a senior who loves traveling and exploring the National Parks then you can get a lifetime pass for only $80.00. You will save money by purchasing a senior pass if you plan to visit multiple National Parks over the course of your lifetime.
Current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as Reserve and National Guard members, can receive a Free Military Annual Pass!
There are also passes available for those with disabilities or those who want to spend volunteer hours in the parks.
Some of Our Favorite Parks
Which of the National Parks is your favorite? I’d love to hear!