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Enjoy the Beauty of Nature…for Free!
There are a number of wonderful national parks that you can visit for absolutely free which make up a huge part of Hood River touris! The free entrance days give you the opportunity to see the parks that you’ve never had the opportunity to see. There are several free national park days throughout the year. Some of them include:
January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Observed)
April 20: First day of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 28: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
Some of these free entrance days in the national parks are nationally observed holidays. This is a perfect time to use your time off work to enjoy free admission to one of the many national parks throughout the United States that traditionally charge a fee. If you are in the Hood River area, consider exploring the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Things to Know About Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
The free entrance days in the national parks cover admission to the park only. Any fees that are associated with visiting any of the national parks such as permits still apply. The celebration of National Park week in April is a great time to get out and explore nature, especially as the weather becomes warmer. The landscape changes and wildlife are more visible offering spectacular natural sights.
Take Advantage of Free Entrance Days
Nature awaits you at over 400 parks located through the United States. With the above free entrance days, you can plan trips to see the various national parks—at no cost to you! Explore nature to its fullest. Pack up your family, hit up a friend or just head out solo to explore the various national parks in your area as well as far away. If you enjoy your time exploring the national parks during the free entrance days, you may decide to even purchase a pass so you can enjoy those national parks that are closest to you more often.