National Park Service to Offer 5 Free Entrance Days in 2022

Enjoy free entrance at all national parks, national monuments, historic sites, and more!

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher January 14, 2022

Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park, historic site, or national monument for free on one of five free entrance days scheduled for this year.

The Free Entrance Days for 2022 will be:

  1. January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  2. April 16: First Day of National Park Week
  3. August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  4. September 24: National Public Lands Day
  5. November 11: Veterans Day
  National Park Superlatives
  Where you'll find the:
• Highest Point: Denali National Park
• Lowest Point: Death Valley National Park
• Deepest Lake: Crater National Park
• Longest Cave: Mammoth Cave National Park
• Tallest Trees: Redwood National Park
• Highest Waterfall: Yosemite National Park

The National Park System includes more than 84 million acres, comprised of parks, historical sites, monuments, recreation areas, battlefields, and seashores.

The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 120+ national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. Colorado sites, monuments, and parks in the National Park Service include:

In addition, any fourth-grade student can get a free pass through the Every Kid Outdoors program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.

To continue the national park adventure beyond free entrance days, the annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks.

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