Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will waive their entrance fee on six days in 2021. The fee-free days are part of the Trump Administration’s unprecedented commitment to increase access, promote recreational opportunities, improve visitor facilities and conserve natural and historical treasures in national parks for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people. The six entrance fee-free days for 2021 will be:
Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Saturday, April 17 – First Day of National Park Week
Wednesday, August 4 – Great American Outdoors Act anniversary
Wednesday, August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
Saturday, September 25 – National Public Lands Day
Thursday, November 11 – Veterans Day
“We are pleased for the opportunity to welcome new visitors to the parks,” said Pedro Ramos, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Superintendent. “Fee free days are a great way to discover our national parks for the first time.”
Everglades National Park normally charges $30.00 per vehicle or vessel, $25.00 per motorcycle, and $15.00 per person for pedestrians, cyclists and paddle-craft, for a 7-day pass.
Dry Tortugas National Park normally charges $15.00 per person over the age of 16, which is good for 7 days. Fees are ordinarily included in the ticket prices for ferry and seaplane tours, but they will not be included on fee free days.
The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, transportation, or special tours.
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are two of approximately 100 national parks that have an entrance fee. There are more than 300 other national parks that do not charge an entrance fee. The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and is comprised of more