Visit National Parks for Free on Veterans Day

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National Parks will once again offer free admission on Veterans Day, November 11th.

Over 100 parks that normally charge for entrance by foot, commercial tours, and transportation entrance will waive the fees. These fees range from just a few dollars to $25, depending on the park. Other fees such as camping, reservations and concessions are not included.

To welcome guests, some National Parks will also be offering park-specific deals and discounts. Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida will be raffling off additional passes to visit the park, and Olympic National Park in Washington is offering free water bottles with $25 retail purchases. To learn more about other offers, visit

The National Park System offers several fee-free days throughout the year, including National Park Week in April and Public Lands Day in September. Next year these dates fall on April 16-24th and September 24th, respectively.

In addition, there are several hundred national parks that never charge an entrance free. These parks include the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. More popular parks such as Yellowstone National Park charge up to a $25 entrance fee per vehicle.

Citizens and permanent residents on the United States who are 62 years of age or older can also purchase a National Park pass valid for the lifetime of the pass holder for just $10. The pass admits the holder and passengers in non-commercial vehicles, or the pass holder and three adults at per person fee areas.

Photo by Grand Canyon NPS on flickr.

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