Free Entrance Days at National Parks | 2022

With free admittance to all National Parks, the first day National Park Week is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

April 16th, 2022

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived.

Be part of America’s largest celebration of national heritage! It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to commemorate the coming season than to get outdoors?

The fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. All other fees are not included unless stated otherwise.

2022 Free Entrance Dates

  • January 17th: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 16th: First day of National Park Week
  • August 4th: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 24th: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th: Veterans Day

Throughout the week, many parks will also host Every Kid in a Park events, which encourage fourth grade students to visit national parks and other public lands by offering a free annual pass. Active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.

Visit to find a favorite park nearby, or to discover some place new! Connect with your community and share your adventures with #FindYourPark.

More information on 2022 Free Entrance Days in National Parks.