When family time is a must and being out in the nature is an option, throwing in a free day at the National Parks is just icing on the cake. Get out your calendars and mark these dates!
- January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 14-16: Presidents Day weekend
- April 18-19: Opening weekend of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 26: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Of the 464 public national wildlife refuges, only 35 normally charge a fee. They will be free on January 19, February 14-26, September 26, October 11, and November 11
Bureau of Land Management – The BLM will waive fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on January 19, February 14-16, September 26, and November 11.
U.S. Forest Service – Fees are waived at most of its day-use recreation sites on January 19, February 16, June 13, September 26, and November 11.
Another great option if you are planning multiple visits is buying the National Park Annual Pass for only $80 for the entire family that gives you access to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many others. Find more info here.
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