Harf Zimmermann
Christopher Tkaczyk
August 12, 2016

The National Park Service officially turns 100 years old on August 25.

As part of the year-long celebration, NPS is granting free access to its more than 400 parks, preserves, historic sites, and monuments for a total of 16 days in 2016. The next period of free admission will be Thursday August 25 through Sunday August 28, followed by Saturday September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and Friday November 11 (Veterans Day).

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The waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees, such as activities that require a reservation, camping sites, lodging, tours, concession, and other fees collected by third party vendors working within the park system are not included.

Related: A Guide to Kings Canyon National Park

Here’s a list of the 127 parks that usually have entrance fees:

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Indiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wyoming

Christopher Tkaczyk is the Senior News Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @ctkaczyk.

 

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