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Jan 11, 2017

U.S. National Parks Will Be Free to Visit On These 10 Days in 2017

Photo: NPS.gov

If you read this site and also make New Year's Resolutions, I'd bet some variation of "getting out in nature more" made it onto the list. Well, this Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday) all National Park Service sites that usually require entrance fees will be FREE. That, and nine more days this year...    

It's all part of the National Park Service's celebrating 100 years of existence thanks to good ol' Teddy Roosevelt. The other free dates are: 

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents' Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

Click here to read more about from the National Park Service itself and git on out there!

 

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Drew Myers on Jan 12, 2017:

Come to Canada! In 2017, ALL of our National Parks are free to enter ALL YEAR in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday!! I live right on the edge of the Rocky Mountains with Banff National Park, Waterton National Park, Jasper National Park etc etc etc right on my doorstep and they are amazing, each and every one. Plus, our dollar is pretty crap right now so the USD goes way farther... Just take care of our parks when you visit.