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US National Parks Free Days 2023

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:58

Travel enthusiasts have been visiting the National Parks more often in recent years. Some national parks in the United States even faced an oversupply of tourists and were forced to limit the number of visitors. Seasoned travelers know that there are several days a year when US national parks are free to visit.

  • January 16: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 22, 2023: First day of National Park Week.
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act.
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday.
  • September 23, 2023: National Public Lands Day (the fourth Saturday in September).
  • November 11: Veterans Day.

A map of US tourist spots will help you plan your trip.

National Park Week is happening April 22 to April 30 in 2023.

Travel lovers around the world have become more likely to be in nature, to visit beautiful natural attractions in recent years. This is probably due to the fact that after the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we began to avoid crowded places. The popularity of outdoor recreation has increased in many countries: the United States, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Russia.

These days, the National Park Service offers free admission to over 400 of its facilities. On these days, admission fees are usually canceled at all national parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national coasts, national battlefields and some other places.

To avoid overcrowding, the National Park Service may require you to make reservations at some of the most popular destinations in advance. (At the time of writing, these were Yosemite National Park and Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road. However, restrictions can be added or removed if necessary.)

Although admission is canceled on free admission days, fees remain for some services such as camping, tours and other activities.

Also, all year long, the park service offers free admission to several groups, including veterans, Gold Star Families, and U.S. citizens and permanent residents with permanent disabilities.


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