(Channel Islands National Park, native lands: Micqanaqa’n, Chumash)

National Parks, but make them affordable!

Summer in the US National Parks has started with a bang! Here at Good Trip, we’ve spent most of our days leading trips in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Arches, Canyonlands, and more! We’re grateful to spend time in these beautiful places, and we recognize what a privilege it is to have access to the outdoors.

Many people dream of the big American road-trip, but when visiting multiple parks, expenses can start to add up, especially with the National Park entrance fees.

Did you know there are many National Parks that don’t charge entrance fees at all! 😱 And most (even the big name parks) have free admission days throughout the year!

Free National Parks in the US:

Redwood National Park- Crescent City, CA

  • Channel Islands National Park- Oxnard, CA
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park- Gatlinburg, TN
    North Cascades National Park- Rockport, WA
    Cuyahoga Valley National Park- Peninsula, OH
    Voyageurs National Park, International Falls- MN
    Kenai Fjords National Park- Seward, AK
    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park- Chitina, AK
    Lake Clark National Park- Anchorage, AK
    Kobuk Valley National Park- Kotzebue, AK
    Gates of the Arctic National Park- Bettles, AK
    Congaree National Park- Hopkins, SC
    Biscayne National Park- Homestead, FL
    Hot Springs National Park- Hot Springs, AR
    Great Basin National Park- Barker, NV

Free National Park Admission Days: 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
First Day of National Park Week (April)
August 4- Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act 
August 25- National Park Service Birthday 
September 25- National Public Lands Day 
November 11- Veterans Day 

clouds sitting in the mountain peaks during sunset
image taken from below looking up a the sky and giant redwoods

Let’s make the outdoors more accessible for all! If a park you want to visit isn’t on this list, we recommend the America the Beautiful Pass ($80), good for entry for up to four people to ALL US National Parks for one year from date of purchase! Where will you travel next?!