National Park Week in 2021 is celebrated from April 17 – 25. 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 17. 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 remaining in 2021:
- April 17: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: One-year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 25: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
In addition to the entrance-fee free day on April 17, the National Park Service will also be celebrating the week with the following themed days. Be sure to jump on social media to join in the fun!
- Saturday, April 17: ParkRx Day
- Sunday, April 18: Volunteer Sunday
- Monday, April 19: Military Monday
- Tuesday, April 20: Transformation Tuesday
- Wednesday, April 21: Wayback Wednesday
- Thursday, April 22: Earth Day
- Friday, April 23: Friendship Friday
- Saturday, April 24: National Junior Ranger Day
- Sunday, April 25: B.A.R.K. Ranger Day
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!