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Visit a National Park for Free!

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Generally, 133 of the 401 National Park Service (NPS) sites have entrance fees that range from $3 to $25. For 2015, there are eight additional fee-free days to look forward to. “Every day is a great day in a national park, and these entrance-fee-free days offer an extra incentive to visit one of these amazing places,” said NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. While entrance fees will be waived for fee-free days, amenity and user fees for things such as camping, transportation and special tours will still be in effect.
2015 National Park Entrance-Fee-Free Days
• February 14 to 16, Presidents Day weekend
• April 18 to 19, National Park Week’s opening weekend
• August 25, National Park Service’s 99th birthday
• September 26, National Public Lands Day
• November 11, Veterans Day

The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Forest Service also participate in America the Beautiful: The National Park Service and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. These annual passes provide access to more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, grasslands and other federal lands. Four passes are available:
• Free annual pass to current military members and their dependents
• Free lifetime pass for U.S. citizens with permanent disabilities
• $10 lifetime senior pass for U.S. citizens age 62
and older
• $80 annual pass for the general public


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