Last Updated: December 21, 2017, 3:47 pm

National Parks Waive Fees for Veteran’s Day


All national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and historic sites will be celebrating Veteran’s Day by offering fee- free entry. Local national park units include Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Pipe Spring, Glen Canyon, Lake Mead, and Capitol Reef.

This year, the fee free designation will apply to the entire Veteran’s Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 11 – 13.  Visitors who arrive on November 11, 12, or 13 will be allowed to enter the parks free of charge. Those who plan to spend time in the parks beyond November 13 will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions. Park entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.

Although these will be the final fee free days for 2011, fee free days for 2012 have already been announced and include:  January 14 – 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend), April 21 – 29 (National Parks Week), June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), September 29 (National Public Lands Day) and November 10 – 12 (Veterans Day weekend.)

For more on what there is to see and do in your national parks, please visit the National Park Service web site at  For more on national park fee free days, click here