Following up on their historic centennial year, the National Park Service has announced their fee free days for 2017. For 10 days in 2017, visitors will be able to visit any national park without having to pay any entrance fees.
– January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
– February 20: Presidents Day
– April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week Weekends
– August 25: National Park Service Birthday
– September 30: National Public Lands Day
– November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in the press release, “National parks are known for their priceless beauty. On these ten days in 2017, they really will be priceless. We want everyone to visit their national parks and the fee free days provide extra incentive to experience these amazing places.”
Including more than 84 million acres, the National Park System saw 307 million people visit a national park last year. While the 10 fee free days apply to entrance fees, activities like camping, special tours or activities will still be applicable on those days.
Just another reminder to get outside next year (and now for that matter) and enjoy our protected spaces.
By Ryan Brower