SAVE: 2017 U.S. National Park Fee-Free Days

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
The U.S. National Park Service has announced the dates in which all 137 of its sites that charge an entrance fee will be fee-free this year.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:
        • Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
        • Monday, February 20: Presidents Day
        • Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
        • Friday, August 25: National Park Service Birthday
        • Saturday, September 30: National Public Lands Day
        • Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
The waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation fees. Other fees, such as reservation fees, camping fees, and tour and transportation fees collected by third parties are not included unless otherwise stated. 
Zion National Park, Utah
While fee-free days are a great way to opt outside and check out one of our nation's many treasures, the National Park Service offers a variety of passes to help keep these sites accessible for everyone year-round:

An annual pass can be obtained by everyone for $80.00 per year. However, discounted passes are available for those that qualify. Active duty military and their dependents can receive a free annual pass which grants free admission at sites that charge an entrance fee or standard amenity fee. All U.S. fourth grade students can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program. U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over can obtain a $10 lifetime Senior Pass, and U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities, such as disabled veterans, can receive a free lifetime Access Pass. The lifetime Senior Pass and Access Pass both cover entrance fees and single amenity fees and may also provide a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours.

To learn more about the different passes available and how to obtain each, check out the America the Beautiful Pass page.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
With over 2,000 sites to explore nationwide, from national parks, monuments, historical sites, and wildlife refuges, to national forests and grasslands, to the lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, you can choose to opt outside no matter where you are. Check out our Explore option in the tabs above or the National Park Service's Find a Park feature to find a site near you!

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