National Park Free Entrance Days 2016

We love National Parks, and we don’t mind paying the entrance fee’s most of the time, considering the money goes towards keeping the parks up to par. But there are always a few days out of the year when the National Park’s release a few dates where the fee is waived.


Sure the entrance fee is only around $10 – $15 per vehicle, but who doesn’t love getting access to some of the State’s most beautiful views for free? Here are the fee-free entrance days in 2016:


• April 16 through 24: National Park Week

• August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday

• September 24: National Public Lands Day

• November 11: Veterans Day


These are the parks, organized by State, that will be participating in the previously stated fee-free days:



Denali National Park & Preserve


Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Grand Canyon National Park

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Petrified Forest National Park

Pipe Spring National Monument

Saguaro National Park

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Tonto National Monument

Tumacácori National Historical Park

Tuzigoot National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Wupatki National Monument



Fort Smith National Historic Site

Pea Ridge National Military Park



Cabrillo National Monument

Death Valley National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lava Beds National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument

Pinnacles National Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Yosemite National Park



Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Mesa Verde National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park



Canaveral National Seashore

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades National Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore



Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument



Haleakalā National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park



Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve

Yellowstone National Park



Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial



Acadia National Park



Antietam National Battlefield

Assateague Island National Seashore

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort Washington Park

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park



Adams National Historical Park

Cape Cod National Seashore



Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore



Pipestone National Monument



Gulf Islands National Seashore

Vicksburg National Military Park



Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield



Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Glacier National Park

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Yellowstone National Park



Scotts Bluff National Monument



Death Valley National Park

Lake Mead National Recreation Area


New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site


New Jersey

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Morristown National Historical Park


New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Pecos National Historical Park

White Sands National Monument


New York

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Saratoga National Historical Park

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site


North Carolina

Wright Brothers National Memorial


North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park



James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial



Fort Smith National Historic Site



Crater Lake National Park

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park



Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Steamtown National Historic Site

Puerto Rico

San Juan National Historic Site


South Carolina

Fort Sumter National Monument


South Dakota

Badlands National Park

Jewel Cave National Monument



Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park



Big Bend National Park

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Padre Island National Seashore



Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Natural Bridges National Monument

Zion National Park


Virgin Islands

Christiansted National Historic Site



Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Assateague Island National Seashore

Colonial National Historical Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Petersburg National Battlefield

Prince William Forest Park

Shenandoah National Park



Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Olympic National Park


West Virginia

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park



Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Devils Tower National Monument

Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park