The National Parks are some of the best vacations we have had and they offer free entry on a few days of the year! I have the list of the 2021 National Parks Free Entrance Days, and we have one coming up this month! For a few times out of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Check out all our Travel Deals page for more savings!
National Parks Free Entrance Days
This is a great opportunity for you to check out some parks you’ve been meaning to visit…so mark your calendars and get ready! Go here for a list of participating parks. There are over 400 beautiful National Parks available for the public to enjoy, but about 124 of them charge you so here is a nice list of FREE days you can enjoy. This is a nice list so when you start planning your outings you can save!
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:
- April 17th – First Day of National Park Week
- August 4th – One Year Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- August 25th – National Park Service Anniversary
- September 25th – National Public Lands Day
- November 11th – Veterans Day
Free Entrance to National Parks for Veterans
This is a great way to honor our veterans! Military personnel and their families are able to enjoy their national parks for free! Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests.
For purposes of this program, a veteran is identified as an individual who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and is able to present one of the following forms of identification when entering a national park:
- Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card)
- Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
- Veteran ID Card
- Veterans designation on a state-issued U.S. driver’s license or identification card
In addition, now through 8/31/21 with this voucher, 5th graders and their families have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the department of the Interior.