Free Entry to National Parks in 2015: Plan Your Next Road Trip

Sep 8, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 26, more than 120 U.S. national parks will waive their entrance fees -- regularly up to $20 per person -- in honor of National Public Lands Day. Plan your next trip around this time and pair it with our hotel deals that save up to 50% on regular prices:

California, Joshua Tree National Park

Up to 70% off a luxe Palm Springs hotel ... $99 per night through December

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California, Tahoe National Forest

Lodge featuring a fireplace, plus complimentary bike and kayak rentals ... $149 for two nights through Dec. 17

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Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park

One of the Top 40 Resorts in the West (Conde Nast Traveler) ... $139 per night into December (half off)

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Florida, Everglades National Park

45% off stays in nearby Naples ... $89 per night through September

Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park

A lodge with a kitchenette and jetted tub in nearby Brian Head ... $89 per night into November

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Additionally, explore national parks outside National Public Lands Day with deals at these hotels:

California, Yosemite National Park

Stays in a unique yurt in the park ... $175 for two nights November-March

Massachusetts, Cape Cod National Seashore

Charming hotel in Provincetown ... $89 & up per night through October

North Carolina, Cape Hatteras National Seashore

One of the Top 10 hotels in the Outer Banks ... $59-$99 per night through April

To view a complete list of parks participating in this entrance-free day, click here.

Bonus: All fourth-graders and their families are invited to get a free yearlong parks pass to use through Aug. 31, 2016, including over holiday breaks and winter, spring and summer vacations. Regularly $80, this pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 national parks, forests and wildlife refuges across the country.

Note: Children 15 and younger receive free admission to parks that have an entry fee. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents.

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