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2019 National Parks Free Entry Days | Crater Lake, Olympic National Park, Lewis & Clark National Historic Park

September 28

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Portland, OR United States

America’s Best Idea — our national parks — is even better when admission is free! Mark your calendar now for entrance fee-free dates for the coming year. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to National Parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservations, camping, tours, concessions and fees collected by third parties are not included in this promotion.

2019 National Parks entrance fee-free dates

January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 20: First day of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 28: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

Closest national parks to Portland

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA
See the evolution of this riverside fort come to life. From fur trading post to military base to airfield, Fort Vancouver spans the history of the region.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Astoria
Walk in the footsteps of America’s most famous explorers as you tour a replica of their winter encampment, Fort Clatsop.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly (always free)
Take a prehistoric trip back in time at the paleontology hotspot of Oregon. From painted hills to towering cliffs, this fossil-rich landscape holds evidence of ecosystems that span 40 million years.

Crater Lake National Park
Nothing is quite as breathtaking as the aftermath of this erupted volcano. See Crater Lake in all its glory as spring arrives in the mountains.

Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Cave Junction (always free)
Go down under to admire the Marble Halls of Oregon.

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Take a short drive up North to visit an active volcano. Take a hike around its many trails of visit one of the five rivers in the area. This mountain also boasts the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.

Olympic National Park, WA
Encompassing nearly a million acres, this park is a sight to see. Explore glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and more than 70 miles of wild coastline.

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Portland, OR United States

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2019 Portland Pedalpalooza Events

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: From $98 per person; Group pricing from $78 (15 or more people)

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Salmon Street Springs Dock
1000 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, Oregon
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Portland Spirit Bigfoot Adventure Cruise
All Ages
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Escapism Ritual Room
10505 SW Barbur #5
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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June 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Portland, OR United States

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Portland, OR 97214 United States
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