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.
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.
Cabrillo National Monument – Phased approach to increase access to the park. Outdoors areas and restrooms open from 9 am to 5 pm. Indoor facilities such as the Lighthouse and some exhibits remain closed. Tidepools close at 4:30 pm. (updated 9/21/20)
Yosemite National Park – Roads through the park now open, but Yosemite remains closed to recreation: all visitors must remain with their vehicles. All lodging facilities, restaurants, campgrounds, and visitor centers remain closed. (updated 9/20/20)
*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. Although the entrance fee is waved, paid parking/shuttle reservations required for Muir Woods even on free days.