Entrance to National Parks is Free on These Days in 2024

In the U.S. alone there are over 400 national parks that are available to the public to enjoy every day. From towering mountain ranges and unmatched rock formations to stunning valleys, forests, lakes and glaciers, these parks are home to incredible natural landmarks and offer miles of outdoor adventure. 

This year, The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that there will be six free entrance days into all national parks, giving everybody the chance to witness the parks’s unique beauty, as well as experience endless opportunities for hiking, camping and exploring.

Below are the Six Free Entrance Days in 2024:

  • January 15: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 20: First day of National Park Week
  • June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 28: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

The free entrance days are a great opportunity to revisit a favorite national park or one that you haven’t visited before, especially those that normally charge an entrance fee. In Arizona, the 14 national parks that will waive their entrance fees on the six fee-free days include: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Petrified Forest National Park, Pipe Spring National Monument, Saguaro National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Tonto National Monument, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument.

Additionally, those wishing to get out and explore America’s national parks more frequently in 2024 can purchase the $80 annual America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which allows unlimited access to more than 2,000 federally managed recreational areas across the country, including all national parks. 

For more information about passes, entrance fees and park hours, visit nps.gov.

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