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Free National Parks Day on “National Public Lands Day”

Most fees waived and free admission to all open National Parks on September 26th
By - posted 9/22/2020 No Comment

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park.

In normal times, on certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission aboard all of the historic vessels at the Hyde Street Pier of SF’s Maritime National Historical Park.

Free National Parks Day
Participating California National Parks – See the list

2020 COVID / WILDFIRE UPDATES – Parks listed on this page typically waive their entrance fees on nationally designated fee free dates. But some parks may not yet be open to the public. Please check with each park the link below for operating hours and event schedules. See the latest updates.

Check out all the fee-free national parks in the nation.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | 2020

The National Park Service now offers five free days a 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 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time.

The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

In addition, there are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.