Visit National Parks for free this week

It’s National Park Week and that means one thing –free admission!

Entrance to each and every one of the National Park Service’s 394 units is free from April 16 – 24. Some National Parks are holding special events or junior ranger opportunities. Details here.

Don't feel bad if you don't live near one of the legendary biggies like Yellowstone or Grand Canyon. There are loads of others that are easy to get to without much planning from major cities, such as Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Joshua Tree in California, Olympic in Washington and Congaree in South Carolina just to name a few.

Celebrate National Parks Week and click here to search for a National Park near you.

If you go with children, make sure to sign up for our hiking tips for kids first.

National Parks and The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society works to ensure that portions of our National Parks are preserved as federally protected wilderness, the highest level of protection afforded by the government.

These wilderness designations are important because they ensure the most pristine portions of national parks remain unblemished from industry and development for all Americans to enjoy year after year.

To learn more about our work on National Parks, click here.