Free National Parks Days 2021 – Free National Parks Days for the Year!

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Free National Park Days

Free National Parks Day 2021

Updated for 2021!

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The National Parks have announced the FREE National Parks Days for 2021! On these Fee Free Days, you can get admission to National Parks  and Forests or Wildlife Refuges across the US that usually charge fees to enjoy. There are many that are free all the time, but there are 107 parks for you to enjoy on these fee-free days. Such a great way to explore new parks or old favorites with your family on a budget!

I love these fee free days and we have some beautiful parks in the NW worth exploring. Pack a picnic to take on your trek and all you need is some gas to get there for a great money saving day out!

There are so many amazing national parks in the country  – make sure to check out the Best National Parks for Kids 

Tips for Visiting National Parks During the Off-Season:

If you’re wondering if it’s worth visiting National Parks during the off-season, make sure to check out our tips for visiting the National Parks during the Off-Season. It can be a great time to visit as you don’t have all the crowds but can still experience the beauty of the parks & hidden gems you may not have otherwise found.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Free Admission to National Parks & Federal Lands for 4th Graders:

Don’t forget about FREE admission to National Parks & Federal Lands for all 4th graders this year from September 1st 2020 – Aug 31, 2021 (and it includes 5th graders this year too). We did this last year & got to visit some awesome National Parks with our girls including Crater Lake, Olympic, Redwoods, and Mt Rainier.

Free National Park Passes for Lifetime for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families

There is also this great program for those who have served our country. Find all the details on that one here. 

Here are the Free National Parks days schedule for 2021:

And there is also a free hike day at the beginning of January each year, you can learn more about here.

Tips on Visiting Northwest National Parks:

Looking for a suggestion on where to go? Read about my family trip to Mt. Rainier National Park (pictures included!).

Sledding at Mount Rainier National Park is a fun winter activity in the Northwest if you know these tips before you go.

Get tips for sledding at the Mt Rainier National Park here.

Heading to the beach? Here are the 4 Best Olympic National Park Beaches for Families + Places to Stay Near the Beach

Find some great beaches to visit in the Olympics National Park here.

Lake Quinault Lodge

Visit to Olympic National Park – Lake Quinault Rainforest

Do you have a favorite National Park you would like to recommend to the rest of us?  Leave a comment below, or share on the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page (you can even upload your favorite photo from your family’s trip there!).

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