Skip the Entrance Fee During the National Park Free Entrance Days in 2020

Visiting one of the 400+ national park units can be educational and exciting, and one these five days in 2020 it's free!

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Jason Barnette


January 2, 2020

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COVID-19 has changed the world. The tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit areas of the global pandemic. Local restaurants, museums, state and national parks have all changed hours of operation, procedures, and some have gone out of business altogether.

Please verify current operations of any places you want to visit mentioned in these articles, and contact me if a business has permanently closed so I can update the article. Thank you and stay safe out there!

Are you thinking of visiting a national park sometime in 2020? The National Park Service has announced the dates of the annual National Park Free Entrance Days. These five days just might make the perfect opportunity, and excuse, to visit a national park.

In 2020 the Free Entrance Days will come around on these dates:

  • January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • April 18 (first day of National Park Week)
  • August 25 (National Park Service’s Birthday)
  • September 26 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

There are over 400 national park units throughout the United States and territories, and just a little over 100 of those units charge an admission fee ranging from $5 to $35. If you’re keen to visit the national parks more often than just these free days each year consider purchasing an America the Beautiful Pass for just $80; the pass allows free entry to all NPS units throughout the year.

National Park Blog Posts

The national park units are some of my favorite places to visit in the country. Epic landscapes and outdoor activities, compelling history, and beautiful historic sites are just a few of the things I have discovered.

Browse some of my most recent blog post about the national parks below.

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