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Fee Free National Park Entry Day

Join us in celebrating National Park Week! All National Parks are allowing fee-free entry this Saturday, April 20th.

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“National Park Week is happening from April 20 to April 28 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 20, 2024, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. National Park Service parks, programs, and partners will host events and activities all week! Follow National Park Week on social media and join the fun all week using #NationalParkWeek.”

The National Park Service has provided a calendar for detailed theme days below!

2024 Theme Days

Each day of National Park Week has a special theme to showcase many ways to experience, learn, or get involved with national parks and what we do outside of our park boundaries.

Saturday, April 20: Discovery. What will you discover? A new place, a new interesting fact, a new activity… To kick off National Park Week and encourage you to make that new discovery, entrance fees are waived on April 20!

Sunday, April 21: Volunteers. Use your time and talents as a volunteer in your national parks. Find opportunities to volunteer for a single event or long-term position.

Monday, April 22: Earth Day. Join the global celebration encouraging education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. Many parks are hosting volunteer events. You can also find ways to practice conservation at home.

Tuesday, April 23: Innovation. The history of our nation’s innovation is preserved in national parks. Also, learn about the innovative projects happening in parks or through our programs today.

Wednesday, April 24: Workforce Wednesday. Meet our incredible workforce of employees, interns, fellows, volunteers, contractors, partners, and more. Consider joining our team!

Thursday, April 25: Youth Engagement. Calling the rising generation of stewards! Learn about the opportunities for youth and young adults to get involved and see what your peers are up to.

Friday, April 26: Community Connections. Learn about the important work our programs and partners are doing in communities across the country both within and outside of our park boundaries.

Saturday, April 27: Junior Ranger Day. For kids (and kids at heart), become a Junior Ranger through in-person or online activities to learn about special places or topics. You may even earn a Junior Ranger badge!

Sunday, April 28: Arts in Parks. Home of many arts past and present, find your muse creating arts within parks. Also, learn about preserving and practicing arts in your communities through the work of our programs and partners.

The Pensacola area is surrounded by the Gulf Islands National Seashore, coated with crystal white sands, buzzing with wildlife, and kept clean by dedicated park rangers.

If you’ve not had the chance to take the scenic route or want to enjoy a beach day with the family, this is a great weekend to get out! Park passes are available for year-round entry, though the free entry days allow everyone to check these incredible parks out.

Fort Pickens – Gulf Islands National Seashore
1400 Fort Pickens Road
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

Johnson Beach – National Seashore 
133333 Johnson Beach Rd,
Pensacola, FL 32507

Additional fee entry park days include:

Get outside this weekend and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us!