National parks offering free admission today

In this July 29, 2015 photo, Pilot and Index peaks dominate the Clarks Fork River valley just east of Yellowstone National Park, where Ernest Hemingway fished, hunted and wrote in the 1930s. Hemingway first arrived at the Clarks Fork River valley on July 13, 1931, bouncing along Yellowstone National Park’s gravel roads in a Ford Model A roadster until he reached one of the wildest places in America. (Keith McCafferty/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — National parks across the country are offering free admission today (Tuesday) in honor of the National Park Service Birthday. The park service is turning 99 years old today.

Entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees will be waived at 127 national parks across the country. Admission to the other parks is always free.

Other fees, like those for registration, camping, tours, and concessions, will still be in effect.

Click here to find a park near you. 

If you can’t make it outside today, national parks will also be offering free admission September 26 for National Public Lands Day and November 11 for Veterans Day.


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