How to visit the National Parks for free: National Park Service offering 10 fee-free days in 2017

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 12:58:02-05

How many of the National Parks have you been to?

With more than 400 parks scattered throughout the United States, there is a road trip or vacation just waiting to be planned.

There are three National Parks in Arizona: Grand Canyon National Park up north, Petrified Forest National Park to the northeast, and Saguaro National Park down south.

Entrance fees vary between $5 - $30 depending on which park you go to and whether or not you have a vehicle, bike or showed up on foot. (Most people drive in).

For ten days out of the year, entrance fees are waived at all National Parks. That means you can explore them for free -- all you have to do is get there! Check out the fee-free days below:


  • Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 20 - Presidents' Day
  • April 15-16, 22-23 - National Park Week
  • Aug. 25 - National Park Service Birthday
  • Sept. 30 - National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11-12 - Veterans Day weekend