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2023 Fee Free Days on Public Lands

Learn about the environment through connection with your public lands. Mark down these fee-free days so you can visit national parks, forest lands, and protected areas throughout the year.

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Fee Free Days Provide Free Admission to National Parks and More

Several federal land management agencies announced fee-free days for 2023, including National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 23. A "fee-free day" is when forests, parks, refuges, and rangelands across the US offer free admission or waive the standard amenity fee for visitors, making it a great option to get outdoors on a budget.

In addition to NPLD, federal holidays like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Veterans Day are designated as free entrance days at many Bureau of Land ManagementNational Park ServiceUS Fish & Wildlife Service, and US Forest Service lands. There are also additional fee-free days specific to agencies, such as National Get Outdoors Day, held the second Saturday in June. See below for the full list of fee-free days in 2023.

2023 Fee-Free Days on Federally Managed Public Lands

Bureau of Land Management
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  • January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 20 – Presidents Day
  • June 19 - Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • August 4 - Great American Outdoors Day
  • September 23 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

National Park Service
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  • January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 22 – First day of National Park Week
  • August 4 - Great American Outdoors Day
  • September 23 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

US Army Corps of Engineers

  • January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • June 16 - US Army Corps of Engineers Birthday
  • June 19 - Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • September 23 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

US Fish & Wildlife Service
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  • January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 20 – Presidents Day
  • June 19 - Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • September 23 – National Public Lands Day
  • October 8 - First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

USDA Forest Service
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  • January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 20 – Presidents Day
  • June 10 - National Get Outdoors Day
  • September 23 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
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