Mark Your Calendars for These National Park Free Entrance Days in 2018

Four free days coming at you in 2018.

The National Park Service announced today the 2018 free entrance days to all national parks. It totals four days in which you won’t have to pay an entrance fee at any national park in the United States.

National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds said in a press release:

“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.”

The free admission days for 2018 are such:

– Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
– April 21: First Day of National Park Week
– Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day
– Nov. 11: Veterans Day

In 2017 the NPS offered 10 such days, but while this is a drop in those opportunities, it remains a great chance to enjoy our public lands for free.

While entrance is free on these days, other activities within the parks such as camping, boating, fishing and more are not. Make sure you mark your calendars now and make plans for the free entrance days for next year.

Aurora Lake in Mount Rainier National Park. Photo: Courtesy of National Park Service

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