FREE National Park Entrance Dates in 2019
While the government shutdown is currently closing most national parks, we hope to see them all up and running again soon. And when they reopen, you can save on visiting with FREE National Park Service (NPS) entrance days in 2019. All of Utah’s fee-charging parks are participating with five free days this year:
- Monday, January 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
- Saturday, April 20, 2019 (the first day of National Park Week)
- Sunday, August 25, 2019 (the National Park Service’s birthday)
- Saturday, September 28, 2019 (National Public Lands Day)
- Monday, November 11, 2019 (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 in 2019, 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.