FREE National Park Entrance Dates in 2020
You can save on visiting with FREE National Park Service (NPS) entrance days. All of Utah’s fee-charging parks are participating with five free days this year:
- January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 18: First day of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 26: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
On these five days, you can enter any of Utah’s National Parks and the entire system’s 418 parks at no cost. The entrance fee waiver doesn’t include other costs like camping fees, boat launch fees, transportation fees or special tour payments. This fee-free program will be especially useful at the Utah parks that charge an entrance fee, including Arches, Zion, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Bryce. Find a complete list of included parks by state on the National Parks Service website.
If you want to visit parks on a budget, you should know that a whopping 303 parks are always free for visitors. And if you’re planning to visit many parks you can save by buying an America the Beautiful Pass, which grants unlimited entrance to 2,000 federal recreation areas for $80. You can also get FREE national park or discounted park access as a senior citizen, current military member, family of fourth-grade students, or as a disabled citizen.