If you have a U.S. national park on your bucket list, now is the time to check it off. For two weekends in April, every national park in the country will offer free entry.
The National Park Service and National Park Foundation are partnering together for National Park Week, from April 15 to 23, 2017. For the two weekends in that frame (April 15-16 and 22-23), you won’t need to pay a penny to get in—including the 118 that normally charge admission.
Enjoy some of the warm spring weather while you explore major hotspots like Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Hoping to avoid crowds on what’s sure to be a busy weekend? Try one of these little-known national parks. No matter which of the 417 parks you pick, you’ll get a spectacular view of natural beauty, from snow-peaked mountains to crimson-colored canyons.
Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it this month. The parks will also have free entry on August 25 for the National Park Service’s birthday, on September 30 for National Public Lands Day, and November 11 and 12 for Veterans Day weekend.