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Free Entrance to National Parks for National Park Service Birthday

List of California national parks and moments that are free to enter in celebration of the National Park Service Birthday.

In celebration of the first day the National Park Service Birthday on August 25, 2020, entrances fees will be waived for national parks and national monuments throughout the United States. Here is a list of parks and monuments that typically charge, but will be free to enter that day:

  • Cabrillo National Monument (SoCal)
  • Death Valley National Park (SoCal)
  • Joshua Tree National Park (SoCal)
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Yosemite National Park

In 2020, National Parks are also free to enter on:

  • January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 18: First day of National Park Week
  • September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Event Details

Many events are being postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Please check with event organizers before buying tickets or attending events.

Date + Time

Start: August 25th, 2020 08:00 am
End: August 25th, 2020 05:00 am


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