National Park Service Announces Free Entry Days for 2021

Liam Abbott |
View of Yosemite National Park. Image courtesy of Beth Coller for The New York Times.

Each year, the National Parks Service (NPS) announces a select number of days when admission fees to all United States National Parks are free.

Here are the six days this year that are free:

  1. Monday, January 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  2. Saturday, April 17th – Beginning of National Park Week
  3. Wednesday, August 4th – First anniversary of the Great American Outdoor Act
  4. Wednesday, August 25th – National Park Service Birthday
  5. Saturday, September 25th – National Public Lands Day
  6. Thursday, November 11th – Veterans Day

If you are looking to go to any National Park on one of these days, make sure to plan accordingly. Since there are no entrance fees, most parks will be very busy these days, especially if it is a weekend or public holiday.

Image of Double Arch in Arches National Park. Image courtesy of Liam Abbott.

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