Fee Free Days Provide Free Admission to National Parks and More

Several federal land management agencies announced fee-free days for 2022, including National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on September 24. 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 2022.

2022 Fee-Free Days on Federally Managed Public Lands

Bureau of Land Management
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  • January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 21 – Presidents Day
  • June 11 - National Get Outdoors Day
  • August 4 - Great American Outdoors Day
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

National Park Service
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  • January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 16 – First day of National Park Week
  • August 4 - Great American Outdoors Day
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

US Army Corps of Engineers

  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

US Fish & Wildlife Service
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  • January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 21 – Presidents Day
  • June 19 - Juneteenth
  • August 4 - Great American Outdoors Day
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • October 9 - First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

USDA Forest Service
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  • January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 21 – Presidents Day
  • June 11 - National Get Outdoors Day
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
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