Visit A National Park For Free In 2013 ~ The Dates & Details

Travel can get expensive with all of the admission costs for sites, museums and attractions – especially when you have a large family. Coming from a family of 7 children myself, 3 is relatively small in comparison and yet in the traveling world it is not considered so. Babies and tots are generally free for the most part, but as soon as they hit that blessed age of 3, everything changes.

How I wish Canadian Provincial Parks would follow in the footsteps of the United States…The National Parks have recently announced their entrance fee-free dates for 2013. Take your kids to visit some of the most beautiful spots in the USA for free by visiting during the following times:

  • January 21
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 22-26
  • five days during National Park Week
  • National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28
  • National Public Lands Day
  • November 9-11
  • Veterans Day weekend

Keep in mind that 265 of the 398 national parks in the United States NEVER charge an entrance fee. So no need to wait if yours is on that list. If you visit the national parks quite a bit you may want to consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents.

For more information, visit U.S. National Park Service.

Image Credit: U.S. National Parks Facebook