(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, CAGreat Smoky Mountains National Park- Gatlinburg, TNNorth Cascades National Park- Rockport, WACuyahoga Valley National Park- Peninsula, OHVoyageurs National Park, International Falls- MNKenai Fjords National Park- Seward, AKWrangell-St. Elias National Park- Chitina, AKLake Clark National Park- Anchorage, AKKobuk Valley National Park- Kotzebue, AKGates of the Arctic National Park- Bettles, AKCongaree National Park- Hopkins, SCBiscayne National Park- Homestead, FLHot Springs National Park- Hot Springs, ARGreat 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
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?!