Venturing out to the great outdoors is one of America’s favorite pastimes. From Zion to Yosemite, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring parks. And, while most national parks charge an entrance fee for maintenance, there are times of the year when you can score free national park day visits.
Mark your 2024 calendar with these free entry dates:
January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 20: First day of National Park Week
June 19: Juneteenth
August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
September 28: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
Remember, if you’re trying to plan a trip around any of these free national park day times, the trails and nearby accommodations will likely be packed.
If you want to skip all that, you can opt for the $80 American the Beautiful National Parks Pass that gives you unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas and all the national parks.