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Mark your calendar with the National Park fee free days for 2022! This year the National Parks that normally charge a fee to visit, will waive entrance fees on five days. If you have National Parks on your bucket list these are great days to plan a trip.
2022 National Park Free Days
- January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 16 – First day of National Park Week
- August 4 – Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- September 24 – National Public Lands Day
- November 11 – Veterans Day
Only entrance is free, if you plan on camping you’ll still have to pay for a site.
America the Beautiful National Parks Pass
If you plan to visit multiple parks you can purchase an America the Beautiful annual pass online or in person at many of the parks. Senior citizens, military members, volunteers and people with permanent disabilities can get free or discounted annual passes.
For the kids
Each year, every U.S. fourth grader and their families can access national parks and public lands for free. You’ll need to sign up and print your voucher from the NPS at Every Kid Outdoors to take advantage of this program.
If you’re not sure which parks to visit here are some great books on Kindle Unlimited to help you decide. There is even a free trial!
- National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States
- National Parks of America: Experience America’s 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet)
- For the kids: America’s National Parks (Lonely Planet Kids)
Looking for cool and unique overnight stops on the way?
Try Harvest Hosts! It is a RV camping membership club that provides access to overnight at vineyards, museums, craft breweries, farms and even golf courses throughout North America. The idea is that the host lets you spend the night for free and in return you patronize their business. Hey, spending the night at a winery and stopping in for a tasting and a meal sounds awesome to me! Harvest Hosts is a great way to camp at some really cool and unique spots and make great memories.
That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed reading and have a chance to visit one of our National Parks on this year’s free days!
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