About 400 national park areas offer free admission days each year. Here are the dates for the 9 FREE days during 2014, including several holidays. Get ready to explore our nations greatest treasures.
The 2014 entrance fee-free days are:
January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 15-17: Presidents Day weekend
April 19-20: National Park Week’s opening weekend
August 25: National Park Service’s 98th birthday
September 27: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
Do you want FREE every day?
A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
Five passes are available:
Free annual pass to current military members and their dependents
Free lifetime pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with permanent disabilities
$10 lifetime senior pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older
$80 annual pass for the general public
Annual Volunteer Pass for those who donate 250, or more, hours of service to participating federal agencies.
EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA™
The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
America's BEST idea
We didn't create democracy (although we did raise it to a new level) but our national park system really is, in the words of writer and historian Wallace Stegner "the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst."