The National Park Service will have five entrance fee-free days in 2020. On each of these significant days of celebration or commemoration, all national parks will waive entrance fees.
The dates for 2020 are:
● Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
● Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
● Tuesday, August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
● Saturday, September 26 – National Public Lands Day
● Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
There are more than 400 national parks preserve significant natural and cultural areas across America. Every one of them equally as important as the others in many ways. Its a part of our national identity and heritage.. The FREE entrance days just make you feel better about being outside and enjoying these inspirational places. Everything is better when it’s Free.
There is at least one site in every state and 419 includes all parks, and recreation areas, cultural sites, rivers, and trails are accessible destinations meant to help all of us. Time outdoors reduces stress and blood pressure and often leads to lifestyle choices that include more exercise and better nutrition. Paddling, bicycling, walking, fishing, star gazing, and camping are just some of the many fun and family-friendly recreational activities available in national parks.
Other National Parks Programs
Celebrate National Park Week 2020 from April 18 to 26! Parks across the country hosted a variety of special programs and events. On National Park Week, all entrance fees were waived on Saturday, April 18. There were also special days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.
Saturday, April 18: Junior Ranger Day/Fee Free Day
Sunday, April 19: Volunteer Day
Monday, April 20: Military Monday
Tuesday, April 21: Transportation Tuesday
Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day (Wild Wednesday)
Thursday, April 23: Throwback Thursday
Friday, April 24: Friendship Friday
Saturday, April 25: Park Rx Day
Sunday, April 26: Bark Ranger Day
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, active-duty members of the U.S. military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens.
Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2020 include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.