The National Park Service has announced that America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2014, including several holidays. Normally, there are entrance fees at 133 national parks, ranging from $3 to $25. The entrance fee waiver does not cover fees for services like concessions, camping, boat launches, transportation, etc.
The 2014 Fee-Free Days are:
- January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 15-17: Presidents Day weekend
- April 19-20: National Park Week’s opening weekend
- August 25: National Park Service’s 98th birthday
- September 27: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
“National parks not only protect and preserve the places we most value; they also add enormous economic value to nearby communities and the entire nation. Visitor spending represents a $30 billion annual benefit to the national economy and supports more than 250,000 jobs,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Fee-free days are a great way to both thank those visitors and introduce parks to first-timers who can find a new place to call an old favorite.”
Visit www.nps.gov for more information.