What is better than visiting America’s national parks? Visiting them for free! For 9 days, 401 of America’s most famous national parks will be offering free admission in 2014 – including holidays. The free admission dates include January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday), February 15-17 (the weekend of President’s Day), April 19-20 (the opening weekend of National Park Week), August 25 (the celebration of National Public Lands), and November 11 (Veteran’s Day).
Over 280 people visit national parks in America every year. National parks are good contributors to the economy, protect nature and wildlife, and make great memories with regard to vacations, fun, and recreation. These parks have millions of acres that include beautiful vistas, trails, historic landmarks and structures, museums, and quite a bit of American history. Some of the greatest and most unusual parks include Denali National Park, Crater Lake, Yosemite National Park, and many others.
Entrance fees to some of these parks usually range from $3-25. Although the entrance fees are waived during the nine designated days in 2014, other fees such as boat launching and other amenities will be charged.
The National Park Service as well as other federal agencies offers passes for seniors, veterans, and special needs individuals at nominal fees. Some of these programs may be free for some of these groups.