Would you like to visit a National Park for free? Good news! Once again, the US National Parks Service will offer free entrance to all National Park Service sites on select days in 2022. Sadly, we lost the National Park Service Birthday day so it’s back down to five days this year. With five dates spread throughout the year, we hope that you can find at least one that works for you!
How to Visit US National Parks for Free
COVID-19 Safety: As a reminder, COVID-19 regulations are ever-changing and vary widely from state to state. Make sure to check the official park website for updates before visiting.
2022 Entrance Fee-Free Days
January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16: First day of National Park Week (also known as Junior Ranger Day)
August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
September 24: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
You can read the details of all the 2022 entrance fee-free National Park days in this press release.
Not everything is free! Entrance fees are waived on fee-free days, but you will still have to pay for other services including camping, tours, backcountry permits, or fee-based Junior Ranger booklets.
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