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Planning to visit a National Park in 2017? You’ll want to put these dates in your calendar! On select dates throughout the next year, the National Park Service is offering free entry to all its National Parks. 

There are over 400 National Parks in the US with 124 of these charging an entrance fee, including Yosemite, Everglades and Yellowstone National Parks. Throughout 2017, the National Park Service – which just turned 100 – will be waiving these entrance fees, offering a number of dates on which you can visit a National Park…totally free!

The fee waiver will allow visitors to enjoy free entry to the parks, whilst commercial tour fees are also included in the waiver.

The ten dates on which you can visit a National Park for free are:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents’ Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

Kids can already visit National Parks for free thanks to the Every Kid in a Park initiative, which allows all fourth graders to gain free entry passes for a year. Of the 400 parks in the US, over 250 never charge entry fees – meaning it’s always possible to visit one of our beautiful natural areas.

IMG: Lake of The Angels, Olympic National Park, WA, NIck Mealey / Flickr cc.

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