2016 Free Entrance Days in National Parks | Crater Lake National Park, Lewis & Clark National Park

Crater Lake

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Oregon’s National Parks will be fee free on Monday, January 18! It’s one of many free-free days in 2016, so mark your calendars!


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From press release:
Free National Parks Days 2016
More info: nps.gov

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2016:

  • January 18
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16-24
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25-28
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day

Only 133 of our country’s 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

Crater Lake

Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.

Lewis & Clark

Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States.


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