2016 is a big year for the parks – the National Park Service is celebrating its centennial.
National Parks offer different adventures for everyone. There are tons of learning opportunities and you will never run out of things to do. Each national park has a wide range of activities and adventures for you to embark on during any season. Go hiking, sandboarding, dogsledding, kayaking, whale watching, camping, fishing, swimming, bird watching, biking, rock climbing, ice climbing and more.
Although national parks are not pricy, and most of them are always free, there are a few that charge entry fees and offer tours that cost money. That being said, the best time to check them out is when they are free.
So, enjoy the parks, while keeping your budget intact. Here are the National Park free-entry days for 2016, according to nps.
January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 16-24: National Park Week
August 25-28: National Park Service Birthday
September 24: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day