We get excited every year when the National Park Service announces the FREE days for that year. These days can be very busy, but also great chances to visit a park for FREE. There are five National Park Free Days in 2020.
Don’t forget that if you have a 4th grader, you can get a FREE annual pass for the year your child is in 4th grade. Read more about the Every Kid in a Park pass here.
The National Park FREE Days 2020 are:
- January 20 (Monday) – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- April 18 (Saturday) – First Day National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
- August 25 (Tuesday) – National Park Service Birthday
- September 26 (Saturday) – National Public Lands Day
- November 11 (Wednesday) – Veterans Day
There are so many amazing National Parks and sites worth visiting. We love the Mighty 5 in Utah, but have also found some amazing National Parks nearby that are also worth a trip. Here are our favorites that are in Utah or nearby:
- Bryce Canyon
- Capitol Reef
- Glacier (not nearby, but amazing)
- Grand Canyon
- Grand Teton
- Great Basin
- Yosemite (also far away, but one of our favorites)
We are especially excited that White Sands National Monument will be added to the list of National Parks. It will be the newest National Park. This was one of our favorite stops in New Mexico.
Hopefully, you have found a favorite National Park or National Site that you love. If not, use one of the National Park free Days this year to get out and #FindYourPark. For more information, visit the National Park Service website.