Are you in vacation planning mode? If 2019 getaways are on your brain, you seriously need to check out when your family can get free entrance to National Parks across the country. Yep, that’s right—free!

Some, but not all, National Parks have a fee for entry. And saving on the fee is something that can make your vacation budget go that much farther.

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So when can you get into the National Parks without paying? The 2019 free admission for everyone days include:

  • Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
  • Apr. 20: First day of National Park Week
  • Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • Sep. 28: National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day

With more than 400 parks across the country, there are plenty of parks to choose from. Whether you’re planning a fall foray, a winter getaway, a spring fling or a summer trip, you can find a free admission day for every season.

Even though admission is free on these special days, other paid activities are not. You’ll still need to pay amenity or user fees. These fees include the cost of activities such as camping as well as boat launch, transportation or touring fees.

—Erica Loop




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