Free Entry to National Parks this Sunday

Entrance fees to national parks are waived this Sunday, Aug. 25, in celebration of the National Park Service’s 103rd birthday.

It is one of only five days this year when all 418 parks are free for visitors. 

Entrance fees, which are normally collected at 115 of the national parks, range from $5 to $35.

NTEU is proud to represent many of the dedicated NPS employees who take care of these treasured sites around the country. About 331 million people visit national parks every year, according to NPS, where they spend about $18.2 billion.

The waiver is for entrance fees only and does not cover other activity fees such as camping. For a list of fee-free parks by state, visit\