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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 8, 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.


More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Stay connected on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and YouTube.