Visit Your Public Lands on these Fee-Free Days

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Mark your calendars for the 2024 Fee-Free Days in participating national parks, refuges, conservation lands, lakes, and forests! On designated days throughout the year, participating federal land management agencies offer free entrance and waive some standard amenity and day-use fees. For more details about which standard amenity fees and day-use fees are waived, please visit the location’s website.

Not sure where to start? Check out our recommendations and plan your visit using our Trip Builder tool. No matter where you go, we hope you get outdoors, enjoy your public lands, and #BringHomeaStory!

Take advantage of fee-free days throughout the year to explore America's public lands

Each participating land management agency has their own calendar of fee-free days and events. Here is a quick snapshot of these days by agency. You can also check out the links at the bottom of this article for more information.

Please note: these waivers only apply to day-use fees at US Army Corps of Engineers locations.

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Yosemite National Park (Jesus Alejandre, Share the Experience)

Belton Lake is one of the best camping, fishing, and boating spots in Texas. Cedar Ridge Park is a great place to play for a day or camp for a week, with accommodations for day-trippers, tent campers, and RVers. There is no shortage of recreation opportunities across this 12,300-acre (49.8 km2) lake!

Take a walk on the wild side at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, just a two-hour drive from St. Louis. This refuge is unique with camping, wilderness, boating, swimming, and plenty of wildlife-viewing opportunities. This is a spot you won’t want to miss!

There are plenty of places to celebrate Juneteenth and the contributions of African-Americans on your public lands. Biscayne National Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, and Yosemite National Park are only a few of these places. Gather with friends and family, hit the trails, or pack a picnic – there are endless ways to honor and celebrate the day.

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