Free Entry Offers at National Park Service

We understand that a lot of time and effort can go into planning an RV or camping trip. You must decide where you want to go, what to do when you get there, what to eat, and how much it will cost.

The National Park Service has announced that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018.

Starting in January on Martin Luther King Jr. Day the National Park Service presents free admission. Next in April, for the start of National Park Week you'll get free admission to National Parks across the country. After this, September offers National Public Lands Day. Finally, NPS offers free dates for Veterans Day in November.

Mark your calendars for the following fee-free dates later this year:

  • January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 21, 2018 - Opening day of National Park Week
  • September 22, 2018 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11, 2018 - Veterans Day

"National parks connect all of us with our country's amazing nature, culture and history," said National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds. "The days that we designate as fee-free for national parks mark opportunities for the public to participate in service projects, enjoy ranger-led programs, or just spend time with family and friends exploring these diverse and special places. We hope that these fee-free days offer visitors an extra incentive to enjoy their national parks in 2018."

Normally, 118 of the 417 national parks charge an entrance fee. The other 299 national parks do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.