Visit National Parks For Free Several Dates In 2024

If you are planning a trip to a national park in 2024, take a look at the many dates that park admittance will be free in the coming year.

With more than 400 national parks to visit in our country, the opportunities for seeing the beauty our country has to offer is endless. And visiting for free is just the extra added bonus.

The National Park Service has designated six days in 2024 when admission to all the parks will be free of charge.

Come 2024, visitors will have six days of no cost admission to the national parks:

  • January 15: Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 20: The beginning of National Park Week
  • June 19: The National Independence Day of Juneteenth
  • August 4: The Great American Outdoors Act’s Anniversary
  • September 28: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Celebration of Veterans Day

On the specific days throughout the year, there will be no cost of admission; however, you must pay for any additional services, such as camping, boat launching, transportation, tours, or other activities.

In a press release, National Park Service Director Chucka Sams articulated that national parks “awaken senses, inspire curiosity, encourage reflection, and foster joy.” He also highlighted that the entrance fee-free days are designed to offer people “opportunities to visit their national parks and experience the beauty and history of our country.”

If you are looking to visit many national parks in 2024, the  annual $80  America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass might be a good investment. The pass covers entry at more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for current members of the U.S. military and their dependents, military veterans, Gold Star Families, fourth grade students, individuals with permanent disabilities, and senior citizens.

Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2024 are the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.