“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 National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. Generally, 133 of the 401 NPS sites have entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. While entrance fees will be waived for fee-free days, amenity and user fees for things such as camping, transportation or special tours will still be in effect.
4The Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service also participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass and Federal Recreational Lands Pass programs. These 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 aged 62 and older
• $80 annual pass for the general public