Bookmark it! 2019 National Park Free Days

National Park Free Days 2019

The 2019 National Parks Free Entrance Days are:

  • Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day

National Wildlife Refuges. Dates apply to 30 refuges that charge for admittance; nearly 500 other refuges are free year-round.

  • January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 18 – Presidents’ Day
  • September 28 – National Public Lands Day
  • October 13 – First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

Bureau of Land Management

  • January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 18 (Washington’s Birthday, also know as “President’s Day”)
  • June 8 (National Get Outdoors Day)
  • September 28 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day). 

U.S. Forest Service

  • January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 19 – Presidents Day
  • June 9 – National Get Outdoors Day, an event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun
  • Sept. 22 – National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands
  • Nov. 10-11 – Veterans Day Weekend

In addition to these free days, any 4th-grade student, active-duty military personnel, and citizens with a permanent disability can get a free annual pass. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page. Another great option, if you are planning multiple visits, is to purchase the National Park Annual Pass for only $80 for the entire family. It gives you access to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many others. Find more info here.