Saturday, April 15th marked the first day of National Park Week here in the United States. National Park Week is a week long celebration that occurs every April and was created to honor and support or national parks. To encourage more people to get out and to make the parks more accessible as well, admission to every national park will be free until Sunday April 23rd.
There are about 417 national parks throughout the United States, and actually only 117 of them charge admission on a daily basis. The rest are free to visit year round. There are other free entrance days throughout the year, which you can find listed here. You can also find the list of all the national parks in the nation here. Find your closest park and get out and explore this weekend. You never know what you'll discover or see! Are you visiting any national parks this weekend? Let us know!