National parks are some of our country’s greatest assets, and a number of them cost a pretty penny to enter during the high season. That’s why the National Park Service has designated a number of fee-free days and weekends throughout the year. Plan your park visits around these dates, and you could save some big bucks in 2015.
What Fee-Free Days Include
Fee-free days at our participating national parks mean you can save money in a number ways. Entrance fees, transportation entrance fees and commercial tour fees are all waived for the specific fee-free days. Although, you should bring money to cover camping fees, tours, reservations, concessions or anything offered by third parties. Be sure to contact the park you plan to visit to find out more about which fees are covered by the waiver.
Fee-Free Dates 2015
The National Parks Service will be offering numerous fee-free days and fee-free weekends throughout 2015. The fee-free dates at participating parks are as follows:
- January 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 14-16 — Presidents Day Weekend
- April 18-19 — Opening Weekend of National Park Week
- August 25 — The National Park Service’s Birthday
- September 26 — National Public Lands Day
- November 11 — Veterans Day
Parks Participating in Fee-Free Days
The United States is home to 405 national parks, and only 133 of those parks charge entrance fees. A large number of those 133 parks waive their entrance fees on the annual fee-free dates. Log onto the National Park Service website to see a complete list of the participating parks.
Consider an Annual Pass
If you’re planning on frequenting our country’s national parks this year, but don’t want to limit your trips to the fee-free dates, you should consider purchasing an annual pass. The $80 pass includes access to all national forests, national wildlife refuges, national parks and other federal lands in the country.
Stop and See Us
Don’t forget to stop and see us at CCRV – your local South Texas RV dealer — while you’re out visiting our country’s national parks in 2015. We’re here to help with all of your RV travel needs from sales and service to parts, camping supplies and so much more.