2018 Fee Free Days!

The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees for four days in 2018 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.

This fee-free opportunity applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, backcountry reservations, tours, or other special uses.

Visitors to the Southeast Utah Group of parks can enjoy a wide range of activities such as hiking, photography, traveling scenic drives and rugged backcountry roads, visiting ancient cultural sites, and strolling pathways that lead to interesting rock formations and beautiful desert vistas. “Fee free days provide a great opportunity for people to reconnect to their favorite parks, explore new ones, and share their experiences with friends and family, so they too might discover these amazing places for themselves,” Southeast Utah Group Superintendent Kate Cannon said.

Other federal land management agencies offering their own fee-free days in 2018 including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Normally, 118 of the 417 national parks in the country charge an entrance fee, while the other 299 national parks do not.