Visit The National Parks For Free In 2014 ~ List Of Fee Free Days
Thinking about visiting a national park or two in 2014? Each and every year, the U.S. National Park Service issues a list of fee free dates for the year. This year there are nine days where you can visit without any sort of admission fee, and the first is only a week away! On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you can visit any of the 401 National Parks without paying a dime.
After that enjoy Presidents Day Weekend (yes the entire weekend) before the opening weekend of National Park Week in April. The rest of the fee free dates are as follows:
· January 20—Martin Luther King Jr. Day
· February 15-17—Presidents Day Weekend
· April 19-20—Opening Weekend of National Park Week
· August 25—National Park Service Birthday
· September 27—National Public Lands Day
· November 11—Veterans Day
Keep in mind that 133 only 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee, so even if you miss out the fee-free days there are still ways to get out in the great outdoors and enjoy the country’s beautiful parks for free.
The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.
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