Published 3:51 PM EST Dec 26, 2019
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees at 110 park sites on five days in 2020, starting with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ending with Veterans Day.
Ordinarily, those parks would charge entrance fees of $5 to $35. The other 309 national park sites do not charge entrance fees.
“Free entrance days serve as additional motivation for people to get outside and enjoy these places of inspiration and recreation,” said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela in a statement.
The 2020 fee-free days are:
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 18: First day of National Park Week
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Aug. 25: National Park Service birthday
Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Earlier this month: White Sands National Monument becomes newest national park
Here’s a list of park sites by state that will waive their entrance fees on those five days.
The National Park Service was founded in 1916 and manages 409 sites spread out over all 50 states. A decade ago, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told the story of the national parks in a six-part PBS series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”
Frequent park visitors can purchase an annual pass for $80. Free or discounted passes are available for members of the military, seniors, fourth-graders and persons with disabilities.
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