WASHINGTON â€“ The National Park Service will have five entrance fee-free days in 2020. On each of these significant days of celebration or commemoration, all national parks will waive entrance fees. So mark your calendars now to enjoy your visits for free.
The dates for 2020 are:
Veterans Day on November 11 is the only remaining fee-free day in 2019.
â€śAcross the country, more than 400 national parks preserve significant natural and cultural areas, each one an important piece of our national identity and heritage,â€ť said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela. â€śFree entrance days serve as additional motivation for people to get outside and enjoy these places of inspiration and recreation.â€ť
Out of the 419Â National Park Service sites, 110 charge an entrance fee, with costs ranging from $5 to $35. TheÂ other 309 national parks do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free daysÂ does not cover user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportationÂ or special tours.
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, active duty members of the U.S. military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.
Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2020 include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.