As a way to celebrate the 104th birthday of America’s National Parks System, parks will be open to the public free of charge on August 25, 2020.
On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, establishing the National Park Service as a bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for maintaining national parks and monuments.
Today, the NPS manages 419 of what they call “units,” which includes parks, monuments, battlefields, memorials, lake shores, historic sites and more.
According to the National Park Service, the fee-free days are designed to give everyone access to their public lands.
The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours in any of the national parks or other park service sites.
Other fee-free days in 2020:
Sept. 26: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day