Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

January 15th, 2018

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the holiday.

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 holiday 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.

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.

2018 Free Entrance Days in National Parks:

  • January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 21st: First day of National Park Week
  • September 22nd: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th: Veterans Day

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 2018 Free Entrance Days in National Parks.