• In 2021, visitors to the United States’ national parks were in the millions.
  • You may take advantage of these discounted admission times all year round.
  • Camping, boat launching, transports, and specialized trips are not included.
  • Annual passes allow various groups of individuals to go access for free all year long.
A map of all the National Parks in USA.

Exhaustion by Virus

In 2021, visitors to the United States’ national parks were in the millions. People were seeking pleasant activities after being exhausted by the virus, and they broke attendance figures. It’s a good thing the US National Park Service has a plan for inflation-stricken visitors in 2022: Every national park in the United States is offering free admission for the next five days.

Fee Exemption Days

You may take advantage of these discounted admission times all year round.

  • Monday, January 17:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Saturday, April 16: First day of National Park Week.
  • Thursday, August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act.
  • Saturday, September 24:  National Public Lands Day.
  • Friday, November 11: Veterans Day.
Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Statement by NPS

“We urge everybody to experience their national parks and the advantages that accrue from investing time outside, whether on an admission fee-free day or year-round” National Park Service Director Chuck Sams stated in a press statement.

Camping, boat launching, transports, and specialized trips are not in in the admission price exemption. Planning early, arriving early, and checking online for possible timed entry on the free days at the most famous parks can be a wise idea. Specially, given how busy the parks were in 2021.

The National Park Service (NPS) stated that most national parks do not charge visitors. A total of 110 of the nation’s national parks charge an entrance fee ranging from $5 to $35.

For obvious reasons: Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming (and parts of Montana and Idaho), Yosemite National Park in California, Denali National Park in Alaska, and the Everglades National Park in Florida all attract high prices.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

Annual passes allow various groups of individuals to go access for free all year long:

  • US military personnel and their families, as well as US veterans and their families, are included in this category.
  • Students in fourth grade are eligible to apply.
  • Volunteers who are eligible for the NPS
  • A free lifetime permit for US residents with a permanent impairment has finally arrived.
National Park of American Samoa.

Closed due to bad weather

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that numerous sections of Sequoia National Park have been closed because of recent snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountains of a parched California. In addition, road closures have an impact on the park’s accessibility (Brown, 2022).

Bibliography

Brown, F. (2022, January 10). CNN. Retrieved from https://edition.cnn.com: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/us-national-parks-free-entry-days-2022/index.html