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FREE -- This Weekend: Admission to 100+ National Parks (1/14-1/16)

 

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., more than 100 of the country's national parks will offer free admission this weekend (Jan. 14-16).

Guided tours and outdoor activities from hikes to nature talks will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Some parks will offer discounts on lodging, food and souvenirs.

Participating parks include:

  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (regularly $12-$25)
  • Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming (regularly $12-$25)
  • Yosemite National Park, California (regularly $10-$20)
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (regularly $10-$20)
  • Everglades National Park, Florida (regularly $5-$10)

Click here to find parks nationwide.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*

Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates in 2012:

  • January 14-16: Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
  • April 21-29: National Park Week
  • June 9: Get Outdoors Day
  • September 29: National Public Lands Day
  • November 10-12: Veterans Day weekend