Every year The National Park Service offers several days where entrance into the parks are free. This fee waiver was created in 2009 to give people a break during the depths of the recession and the tradition has been going on ever since.
According to the NPS site, “the fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.”
This years dates 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
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service so get to a park this year and have a park experience you surely won't forget!