Want to get outside? Or are you looking to plan a little getaway? The country’s national parks are incredible places to consider.
Many of these destinations typically charge entrance fees, but the National Park Service also hosts fee-free days, which are excellent chances to visit a new place or perhaps remind yourself why you fell in love with an old favorite in the first place.
The remaining free day for 2021 is Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.
Here were the others this year:
- Jan. 18: For the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 17: Marking the first day of National Park Week.
- Aug. 4: Celebrating one year since the Great American Outdoors Act.
- Aug. 25: For the National Park Service’s birthday.
- Sept. 25: It’s National Public Lands Day.
Another note from the NPS: 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.
Here’s a list of participating parks.
Wondering where to go?
How about ...
Big Bend National Park | Fort Davis National Historic Site | Guadalupe Mountains National Park | Padre Island National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore | Castillo de San Marcos National Monument | Dry Tortugas National Park | Everglades National Park | Gulf Islands National Seashore
Isle Royale National Park | Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Assateague Island National Seashore| Colonial National Historical Park| George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park | Harpers Ferry National Historical Park | Prince William Forest Park | Shenandoah National Park
Here are some tips from the NPS. Safe travels!