Fee Free Days at America’s National Parks


The National Parks Service turns 100 years old this year, and they want you to celebrate with them. The parks service will be offering 16 fee-free park days this year, and visitors will also enjoy a number of other special park events. The fee-free days stretch from this month through November, so there’s no better time to fire up your RV and start cruising throughout the country than now.

Fee-Free Days

In celebration of its 100th birthday, the National Parks Service will be waiving the admission fees at all parks on 16 days this year. Those days are as follows:

  • January 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24 — National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28 — National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24 — National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 — Veterans Day

In addition to these fee-free days, the National Parks Service offers free admission to all fourth grade students through their Every Kid in a Park program. Those with permanent disabilities and active duty military members also receive free admission at any time of year.

What Does Fee-Free Mean?

Fee-free means you do not have to pay admission fees to any of the 409 national parks that exist across the country. The fee waiver includes all commercial tour fees, entrance fees and transportation entry fees. Other common fees, like concessions, third-party tours, camping fees and reservations are not included unless otherwise noted by the park.

Fee-free days allow everyone a chance to visit some of America’s best natural wonders without the usual admission fees, ranging¬†anywhere between $3 and $30. The National Parks Service wants everyone to help celebrate their birthday.

Visit Us Along Your Journey 

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Freedom RV in Liberty Lake, Wash., when you’re cruising throughout the country in your RV this fall. We’re stocked with all of the latest and greatest RVs, camping supplies and accessories for 2016.

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