Find Out When You Can Get Free Admission to National Parks in 2015!

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National Parks free admission.
Yellowstone National Park 2007.

National Parks Free Admission Days 2015

America’s national parks are among the best in the world. While only 133 out of America’s 405 national parks charge entry fees, they can definitely add up.

For those people who spend a lot of time in national parks then the $80 annual pass is worth it. For others, a pass doesn’t make sense so they either pay individual entry fees or wait for fee-free weekends.

We Love National Parks

National Parks Free Admission
Hiking at the Lake Mead National Recrearion Area.

My family has enjoyed the national parks tremendously over the years. During our first cross country trip in 2007 we visited (and I wrote about) many national parks including: Badlands, Carlsbad Caverns, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and more!

We also regularly visit Red Rock Canyon & Lake Mead here in Nevada. While I remember the good old days when all national parks were free, I understand the need for additional funding to be used for upkeep.

Fee-Free Calendar

National Parks Free Admission
Grand Canyon April 2007.

Every year the National Park Service holds several days where admission is free to national parks. They have announced which dates will be fee-free in 2015 and one of them is coming up.

Fee-Free National Parks Dates 2015

  • January 19
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 14-16
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day


Fee-free days are a great way to see some of this nation’s natural treasures. Here is a full list of the national parks that charge admission to help you plan for fee-free days in 2015! Enjoy!

Thanks to SUCHaDEAL on Slickdeals for the heads up!

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  1. Thanks for the update. I went to the Grand Canyon last President’s Day weekend and saved a few bucks. I hope to visit a few more in 2015. Do you have any recommendations for parks near Northern California?


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