Parks are Free During National Park Week 2011

April 13, 2011, 12:58 pm

National Park Week begins this Saturday, April 16 and runs through April 24. During National Park Week, all 392 national parks in the country will have free admission! This year's focus, "Healthy Parks, Healthy People," highlights the connection between human and environmental health and the vital role America's national parks play in both. Parks will offer additional family friendly activities and special offers on tours, lodging, food and souvenirs. Search the events calendar for National Park Week events near you.

During National Park Week, many park partners will also offer discounts, saving visitors money on food, lodging, tours and souvenirs. There are also deals to be had in gateway communities located near the parks.

National Park Week means FREE entry to more than 100 National Park Service sites across the country that normally charge admission fees, which range from $3 to $25. In addition to the parks waiving fees during National Park Week, there are hundreds of other parks that never charge entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver does not include other fees collected in advance or by contractors—such as fees charged for camping, reservations, tours and use of concessions.

A full list of free parks and other discounts is available at NPS.gov.