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National Park Week: Free Entrance to National Parks

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It’s National Park Week, which means travelers get free entrance into all 392 national parks through April 25. If you can’t get yourself to a park by this weekend, start planning now because coming up this summer are “fee-free” weekends at more than 100 national parks.

Those days will take place over Father’s Day weekend, in mid-July, and in mid-August.

It includes well-known parks like Sequoia National Park, Yosemite and Acadia.

But that also includes several lesser-known sites, so why not avoid the crowds and try one of those?

We’re talking really unique places like Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, and Isle Royale in Michigan.

Looking to save at other times of the year?

Find someone who has a National Park Pass or a $10 Senior Pass.

That’s because not only do they get free entrance—it applies to the entire vehicle.

Did you know you can get free access to national parks as a volunteer?

The year-long Volunteer Pass is valid for those who are working to acquire 500 service hours.

And remember to think outside the box.

Sure, camping is more affordable than staying in a park hotel—but if you crave four walls and a bed, check out parks that have nearby hostels. They’re an economical way to spend a night without having to give up the creature comforts.

For more information, visit our National Parks travel section.

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