U.S. National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Admission EXPIRED
Note, only 133 of our country's 405 national parks usually charge an entrance fee, so all fees are waived on February 14-16, 2015. Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.
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For those planning a future trip to various national parks, you might consider marking your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2015. 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 - Discombobulated
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2015:
January 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14-16 Presidents Day weekend
April 18-19 opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25 National Park Service Birthday
September 26 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Quote :*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.
Most places don't check, but some popular parks do check when they have park ranger staffing at the exit/entrance gates (though this is rare, they used to do this at Yosemite). You can get around this if you happen to stay past the free period by leaving when the exit booth isn't staffed. You may want to ask before leaving after a multi-day stay whether they will check your receipt.
Link to list of parks by state: