National Park Week in 2022 is celebrated from April 16 – 24. No matter where you are, you’ll still be able to join in the celebrations since they range from digital to social to in-person events.
The week kicks off with an entrance-fee-free day on April 16. This means that all National Park Service locations that charge an entry fee will waive that fee on that day. This could save you up to $35 at some parks. That said, we always recommend purchasing an annual parks pass or, if you qualify (for example, military and veterans) acquiring a complimentary or low-cost annual pass.
As a reminder, here are the entrance-fee free days in 2022:
- January 17: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 16: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- September 24: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
In addition to the entrance-fee free day on April 16, the National Park Service will also be celebrating the week with the following themed months.
- January: “Start with an Idea”
- February: “Black History Month: Black Health and Wellness”
- March: “Women’s History Month: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”
- April: “Something New to You”
- May: “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month”
- June: “Pride Month and Great Outdoors”
- July: “America at 250: Advance Equality and Justice for All”
- August: “NPS Birthday: A Year Older, An Inch Taller”
- September: Hispanic Heritage Month
- October: “STEAM-Powered Parks”
- November: “Native American Heritage Month”
- December: “Parked at Home”
Of course, here at Nation’s Vacation, we’re all about travel to our National Parks and other Public Lands. Learn more about our destinations from A (Asilomar) to Z (Zephyr Cove) and start planning your next visit today!