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Guide to Accessible Parks

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FREE Entrance Days in National Parks

Every year, all National Parks that charge an entrance fee offer free admission on specific days. This includes Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Redwood National Park, and more! To plan your next trip, consider these dates and consult our park guide!
  • Monday, January 15
    Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Saturday, April 20
    First Day of National Park Week
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Sunday, August 4
    The Great American Outdoors Act
  • Saturday, September 29
    National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, November 11
    Veterans Day

Park Passes

There are three park pass programs that may be of interest to you, which provide free access to participating state parks for kids and their families.

California State Library Parks Pass: You can check out a free vehicle day-use pass at your local library with your library card and visit over 200 participating state parks.

California State Park Adventure Pass: This pass provides free entry to 54 select, amazing parks for fourth graders and their families (including up to three adults and other kids and friends) in one vehicle.

Golden Bear Pass: If your family receives help from the state program called CalWORKs, you can qualify for a free, year-round park pass to access more than 200 participating state parks and beaches.

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