You’ll have more chances to visit national parks for free in 2019

You’ll have more chances to visit national parks for free in 2019

The National Park Service raised the number of free days in 2019 to five, adding a day to honor the park service’s anniversary.

Although up from four in 2018, the number of free days coming in 2019 is still lower than the 10 free days it allowed in 2017 and 16 free days in 2016.

Although the entrance fees will be waived, visitors still need to pay activity fees, such as camping, boat launches, transportation and special tours, according to a press statement from the park service.

Last year, 331 million people visited a national park, according to the statement. Of the service’s 418 parks, 115 have entrance fees that range from $5 to $35. All of Colorado’s parks have entrance fees.

Free days in 2019:

  • Monday, Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 20: First Day of National Park Week and National Junior Ranger Day
  • Sunday, Aug. 25: National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day
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