FREE Entrance Days at ALL National Parks on SIX Days in 2021

January 3, 2021

Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for FREE on one of six fee-free days scheduled for this year. The National Park System includes more than 84 million acres, comprised of parks, historical sites, monuments, recreation areas, battlefields, and seashores.

The six Free Entrance Days for 2021 will be:

  • January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 17: First Day of National Park Week
  • August 4: Second Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 25: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day Weekend

Those in search of superlatives will find them in national parks including the country’s highest point (in Denali National Park) and lowest point (in Death Valley National Park), deepest lake (at Crater Lake National Park), longest cave (at Mammoth Cave National Park), tallest trees (in Redwood National Park), and highest waterfall (at Yosemite National Park).

Normally, 118 of America's 418 areas in the National Park System charge an entrance fee that ranges from $3 to $30. The entrance fee waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. 

Georgia has 13 areas in the National Park Service:

Andersonville Civil War Prison & Cemetery- Andersonville
Jimmy Carter Museum & Train Depot- Plains
Martin Luther King Center, home & Ebenezer Baptist Church- Atlanta

Arabia Mountain- Lithonia
Augusta Canal- Augusta
Gullah Geechee Cultural Center- Sapelo Island and Riceboro

Appalachian Scenic Trail- Dawsonville
Trail of Tears- Echota Center - Calhoun

Fort Frederica- St Simon's Island
Fort Pulaski- Savannah
Ocmulgee Burial Mounds- Macon

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Park- Fort Oglethorpe
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefields- Kennesaw

In addition, any fourth-grade student can get a FREE ANNUAL PASS through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.

To continue the national park adventure beyond free entrance days, the annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks.

There are also over 60 Georgia State Parks to explore! Click HERE for a map and descriptions of each.

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