Every national park in America is free to visit for a few days each year. This includes must-see attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, as well as hundreds of other national monuments, seashores, historic sites, and more. Less than a quarter of them charge admission, but those that do can charge up to $20 per person or $35 per vehicle. “National parks are truly amazing places, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to visit them,” said National Park Service Director Chuck Sams in a statement.
“The entrance fee-free days encourage people to discover the beauty, history, and inspiration that await them in the country’s more than 400 national parks.”
One veteran’s legacy: free, lifetime access to national parks for other veterans and Gold Star families Emmett Till’s Legacy: In his honour, supporters are pushing for a national park. * January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day * April 22 – First day of National Park Week * August 4 – Great American Outdoors Day * September 23 – National Public Lands Day * November 11 – Veterans Day Fees for activities such as camping and fishing will remain in effect. Additionally, parks operated in collaboration with third parties may levy additional fees. Waco Mammoth, for example, charges an access fee for its dig shelter.
The Park Service, the City of Waco, Texas, and Baylor University manage the park. Park websites provide visitors with site-specific information.