Free Admission to National Parks on June 21

June 14, 2011, 12:38 pm

Start summer with a free visit to a national park! The National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees on June 21—the first day of summer.

On this day, 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.

Take advantage of this day of 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, 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 events and discounts is available at