National Parks Service 2022 Fee-Free Days


The National Parks Service Fee-Free days are a wonderful opportunity to explore our national treasures nearby. National parks have something for everyone. Recreational experiences can range from a relaxing picnic to a thrilling white-water adventure and everything in between, including walking, camping, fishing, stargazing, swimming and paddling. Demonstrations and programs at cultural sites connect us with traditions from the past. Notable people and their contributions to society are remembered at historical sites. Chances to view wildlife in their natural habitats and see geological wonders provide lasting memories.

2022 Fee-Free Days

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan 17)

First Day of National Park Week (Saturday, April 16)

Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act (Thursday, August 4)

National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 24)

Veterans Day (Friday, November 11)

Keep in mind that on those days, only government-imposed entry fees will be lifted. Charges by concessionaires, such as parking fees at Mount Rushmore, and charges for tours will remain. For more information visit


Every Kids Outdoors – 4th Grade Students and their families get into National Parks for free!