Free Entrance Days in the National Parks August 25 through 28, 2016

The National Park Service is turning 100 on August 25, 2016 and celebrates this with free entrance days to certain National Parks on it’s birthday weekend.

From August 25 through 28, 2016 you can get free admission to a list of National Parks. The full list can be found below or on the National Park Service Website.

By State

Alaska
Denali National Park & Preserve

Arizona
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument

Arkansas
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Pea Ridge National Military Park

California
Cabrillo National Monument
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument
Pinnacles National Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Yosemite National Park

Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Colorado National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
Mesa Verde National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park

Florida
Canaveral National Seashore
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Gulf Islands National Seashore

Georgia
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Pulaski National Monument

Hawai’i
Haleakalā National Park
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Idaho
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
Yellowstone National Park

Indiana
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Maine
Acadia National Park

Maryland
Antietam National Battlefield
Assateague Island National Seashore
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Fort Washington Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Massachusetts
Adams National Historical Park
Cape Cod National Seashore

Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota
Pipestone National Monument

Mississippi
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Vicksburg National Military Park

Missouri
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Glacier National Park
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Yellowstone National Park

Nebraska
Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada
Death Valley National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

New Hampshire
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

New Jersey
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Morristown National Historical Park

New Mexico
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
White Sands National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve

New York
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Saratoga National Historical Park
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

North Carolina
Wright Brothers National Memorial

North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

Oklahoma
Fort Smith National Historic Site

Oregon
Crater Lake National Park
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park

Pennsylvania
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Steamtown National Historic Site

Puerto Rico
San Juan National Historic Site

South Carolina
Fort Sumter National Monument

South Dakota
Badlands National Park
Jewel Cave National Monument

Tennessee
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Texas

Big Bend National Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Padre Island National Seashore

Utah
Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Natural Bridges National Monument
Zion National Park

Virgin Islands
Christiansted National Historic Site

Virginia
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Assateague Island National Seashore
Colonial National Historical Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
Prince William Forest Park
Shenandoah National Park

Washington
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park
West Virginia
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Wyoming
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Devils Tower National Monument
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park

By Name

Acadia National Park, Maine
Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania
Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia
Arches National Park, Utah
Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland-Virginia
Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana-Wyoming
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Cabrillo National Monument, California
Canaveral National Seashore, Florida
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland-West Virginia-District of Columbia
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia-Tennessee
Christiansted National Historic Site, Virgin Islands
Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia
Colorado National Monument, Colorado
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, Idaho
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia
Death Valley National Park, California-Nevada
Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado-Utah
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York
Everglades National Park, Florida
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Maryland
Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Pennsylvania
Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia
Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas-Oklahoma
Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Oregon-Washington
Fort Washington Park, Maryland
George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park, Virginia
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico
Glacier National Park, Montana
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona-Utah
Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Colorado
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida-Mississippi
Haleakalā National Park, Hawai’i
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia-Virginia-Maryland
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, Missouri
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York
James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Missouri
Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota
Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona-Nevada
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Lava Beds National Monument, California
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, Oregon, Washington
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, New York
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona
Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Muir Woods National Monument, California
Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Olympic National Park, Washington
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Ohio
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Pinnacles National Park, California
Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona
Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota
Prince William Forest Park, Virginia
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii (formerly, City of Refuge)
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, New York
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, New Hampshire
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California
San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico
Saratoga National Historical Park, New York
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
Steamtown National Historic Site, Pennsylvania
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey
Tonto National Monument, Arizona
Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona
Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona
Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, New York
Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi
Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Missouri
Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina
Wupatki National Monument, Arizona
Yellowstone National Park, Idaho-Montana-Wyoming
Yosemite National Park, California
Zion National Park, Utah

I enjoy visiting National Parks and there are some great parks out there. Just recently I bought an annual pass to save some money on  multiple visits. Just recently visited Natural Bridges National Monument and Zion National Park in Utah.

These free days are a great way to save some money and enjoy the beauty of the country. The fee free days don’t include camping, reservation, and tour fees.

There are two more dates in 2016 on which you can get free entrance to National Parks: September 24, 2016, and November 11, 2016.

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