2018 National Park Service Free Entrance Days and a Glance at Historical Trends

What are Free Entrance Days? Each year, a list of National Park Service Free Entrance Days is released. These are days on which entrance fees will be waived to all 400+ National Park Service units. On fee-free days, visitors do not need to pay an entrance fee to access the park and may also receive discounts or free access to stores, tours, and other amenities. These days are especially important for people who cannot afford nor have the necessary transportation to visit National Parks.  Why do National Parks Collect Entrance Fees? While the majority of the NPS’s units do...

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