America's natural parks put diversity on display, from stunning natural formations to soaring geysers and breathtaking views of land and sea. Experience our nation’s natural beauty for free by planning ahead.
Take advantage of fee-free days at one of America’s national parks and save up to $25 per vehicle or $12 per person (16 and older) if entering by foot. Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Mt. Rainier are just a few of the nearly 400 parks in the National Park system. Whether you’re looking to camp, observe a volcanic eruption, tour a historic battlefield, get up-close views of wildlife or just commune with nature—the national parks offer something for everyone.
Unsure of which national park is best for you? Check out the Los Angeles Times’ 20 most-visited national parks in the U.S., a list of travel itineraries or click here to find a park by name, location, activity or topic.
2013 free national park days include: