All Days of 2016 You Can Visit the National Parks Free of Charge

Visiting National Parks is a great way to get out in nature and explore our beautiful natural spaces, and the National Park Service offers many days of free admission for holidays and other events. Here’s a list so you can plan your trip right now.

Most days are in the spring and fall, so you might want to fit in with this visit when the parks are just starting to bloom or when the leaves are changing. Here are the free days this year:

  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16-24: National Parks Week
  • 25-28 August: Birthday of the National Park Service.
  • September 24: National Day of State Lands.
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Since free days are generally popular, start planning now if you want to take advantage of amenities such as camping or excursions. It’s also worth noting that special events or new days will appear throughout the year, and you can find all the free National Park Service days by checking this page , updated with new dates as they become available. If you’re unsure of where to go, search for a park near you with the National Park Service’s park search index .

There will be 16 free days in national parks in 2016 | Travel + Leisure


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