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2017 Entrance Fee-free Days for US National Parks

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Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for free on one of 10 fee free days in 2017.

The ten entrance fee-free days for 2017 will be:

January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20: Presidents Day
April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week Weekends
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 30: National Public Lands Day
November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

"National parks are known for their priceless beauty," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "They are a bargain anytime but on these ten days in 2017, they really will be priceless. We want everyone to visit their national parks and the fee free days provide extra incentive to experience these amazing places."

During the fee free days, all National Park Service sites will waive their entrance fees for all visitors. Usually, 124 of the 413 national parks charge entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. The other 289 sites do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

Full list of NPS sites where this applies can be found here:
https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit...-state.htm
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Created 11-18-2016 at 11:13 AM by pikappaphiEE252
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Thanks! Check out this site also to see if you're eligible for a discounted or free pass on other days:
https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

I have one because I'm disabled. They also have passes for seniors, active duty military, volunteers and 4th graders.
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The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
National parks are America's Best Idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 118 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country's history and nature.

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.

Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people. However, national parks are always economical, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page.



https://www.nps.gov/findapark/nat...k-week.htm
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Thank You! I am so broke that I can only go on the FREE days.
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There will be no entrance fee to US National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend, November 11-12, 2017.

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit...-parks.htm

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.

Get outside and have a blast!
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Guaranteed itll be swamped with people that weekend.

NPS is proposing to double up on entrance fees during peak seasons starting next year. Really contemplating picking up an Annual pass and splitting it with a friend since 2 "owners" are allowed.
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These are the days to avoid parks
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