Calendar of Free Entrance Days to National Parks
Great Smoky is free every day. Also enjoy five days in 2023 when entrance is free to the other national parks.
Great Smoky National Park has free entrance 365 days a year with a small fee for parking. But if you plan on visiting a neighbor park like Shenandoah or Mammoth Cave on your trip, then watch for free entrance days.
122 national parks and monuments that normally charge an entrance fee will be free on five days during the year. The other parks are free all of the time.
Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.
Monday, January 16, 2023: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Saturday, April 22, 2023: First day of National Park Week
Friday, August 4, 2023: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
Saturday, September 23, 2022: National Public Lands Day
Saturday, November 11, 2023: Veterans Day
For more information: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm