National Parks are Free This Weekend. Here Is What You’ll Need For a Great Day Exploring

Celebrate National Parks Week and Earth Day and spend a day in the parks.


April 20-28 is National Parks Week, and to celebrate, National Park Service is providing free entry to all parks on Saturday, April 20th. If there’s a park you’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t had the time to, then let this be your push out the door. Saturday is one of just five days during the year that the parks are free, and the next day isn’t until the end of August. In addition to the free day of entry, the National Park Foundation is planning a plethora of events and special programs for each day next week — everything from park cleanups to bike rides to dog days. Here’s all the gear you’ll need to tackle a day of clean up, hiking, bike touring and more.

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