Get in free to any National Park today!

Join the fun on August 25th!


Photo courtesy of Paul Downey

It’s national parks birthday, visit a national park on August 25, 2014 for FREE!  The National Park Service turns 98 years old. They are waiving entrance fees and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast.

The big day, August 25, is a free-entrance day, so head to any of the country’s401 national parks and take in the scenery, learn a little history, or simply enjoy the great outdoors.

Parks across the country are offering loads of fun activities. Take the kids on a caving adventure, bike ride, kayak tour, hike, or island safari. Catch a campfire talk, make a painting, or witness a living history demonstration. Search the events calendar to find out what’s happening at a park near you! You can help the kids earn a free Junior Ranger badge at almost any park—just ask at the visitor center.

Share your adventure when you come back! Share your photos or videos with our friends at the National Park Foundation at


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