Free Entry Days Into U.S. National Parks
As states begin to lift their individual stay at home orders and phase businesses back into service, many are looking for opportunities to escape the confines of the house they've been cooped up in for the last month and half. Going RVing is a great way to get out of the house while still being able to maintain whatever social distance practices you feel comfortable with. Below is an article from the National Parks Service website https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm. It discusses the days when entry fees into our nations many designated national parks are waived. So get back out there and explore. Feel free to leave any stories or experiences in the comments section that you may have had in our national parks.
Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2020, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2020:
January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 18: First day of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 26: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.