The US National Park Pass is one of the most fantastic values for travellers in the United States. An annual pass for anyone over 65 is $80. If you are a senior and a US resident, you can get a lifetime pass for two for $80.
The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day-use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).
National Park Pass
During the first 30 days of our World Trip we visited at least ten national parks, and we only had to pay $80 once for our annual pass. Since it is good until the end of September 2023, we hope to be able to use it again in the Eastern US.
FREE US National Park Days
Mark your calendars!! On five days in 2023, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Take note of these entrance fee-free dates in 2023:
- January 16: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- April 22: First day of National Park Week
- August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
- September 23: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
Note: These are 2023 dates. The information was accurate when published but can change without notice. Before planning your trip, please confirm all rates and details directly with the organizations.