I made a quick reference to this in yesterday’s pic, but wanted to give it more attention.
Each year, the National Park Service sets aside a few days where entry fees and other fees are waived at ALL National Parks, including historical parks and monuments as well as the big ones like Shenandoah.
If the entry fee is otherwise a deterrent that keeps you from visiting a given park, mark your calendar for these dates!
Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day
April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 30: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
National parks entrance fees typically range from $3 to $30. Active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.