15 Amazing National Parks In The U.S.That You Can Visit For FREE This Week

Attention lovers of wilderness, wildlife, and free stuff: this is not a drill. Lace up those hiking boots as fast as you can, extract that kayak paddle from the back of the garage, and head to your nearest national park RIGHT NOW. Leave your wallet at home, though, because you’re not gonna need it. Why? Because ALL national parks are free to enter until April 24th. Yup. Free.

This week is the centennial celebration of the founding of the national park system. National Park Week runs until next Tuesday, and during this time admission to every single national park across the country rings in at a sweet zero dollars.

The National Park Service has put together a handy tool that will help you locate your closest park. Begin your search here. Young explorers can also become a Centennial Junior Ranger by completing a booklet that will teach them about the history of the national parks. As far as we know, it’s an honorary title without any actual civic duties or cool swag. But hey, resume building has to start somewhere. Check out the activity book here.

While you’re tracking down that bottle of sunscreen from last year, check out these awesome national parks that are free this week.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Get to your closest national park today! There’s never been a better (or cheaper) time to commune with nature. So, where are you headed?