In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20), all 398 national parks will feature free admission. While a large number of our parks are already free of charge, notable parks that are waiving their fees include several of the most-visited in the country, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park.
You’ll save roughly $12 per person if you’re arriving by foot or bike, or about $20 to $25 per vehicle.
The National Parks Service doesn’t offer another fee-free day until late April.
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- For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
- May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
- May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
- Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.