National Park Free Days Schedule 2012

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Over the course of more than 150 years, a once-radical idea has evolved into our cohesive national parks system often referred to as America’s best idea. Their mission: to make the more than 100 parks across the country accessible to all and to preserve them for future generations. To encourage that, the National Parks System sponsors several fee-free days throughout the year. This years schedule has January 14-16 as the first free weekend.

Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates in 2012:

  • January 14-16
    (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend)
  • April 21-29
    (National Park Week)
  • June 9
    (Get Outdoors Day)
  • September 29
    (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 10-12
    (Veterans Day weekend)

Curious about the retro park poster? An entire series was originally produced between 1938 to 1941. You can find reproductions at Ranger Doug’s website.

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