10 Ways to Save Money at National Parks

save money at national parks

If you are planning to escape for a week or two this summer, one of the great deals out there is visiting our nation’s national parks. They offer some of the most beautiful scenery and outdoor experiences for families to be found anywhere, and they’re a great place for anyone who wants adventure. taking a trip to a national park will be a memory that your family will talk about years after it is taken. While they are a great deal in themselves, there are a number of ways that you can make them an even better deal. Here are a few ways that you can enjoy what are often referred to as America’s best idea on a budget.

Free Entry Days

Throughout the year, many national parks o


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6 Responses to 10 Ways to Save Money at National Parks

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  2. Janis Durr says:

    Join a cooperating non-profit Association supporting your favorite National Park. In addition to supporting the Park, members of one organization often qualify for a discount on the many fun and educational materials sold in the bookstore/gift shop or visitor centers in other National Parks.

  3. We took a trip last year which mainly revolved around national parks, and save a lots of money buying the annual pass. We also camped in the wild many times, if the national park is surrounded by a National Forest or any land administrated by the bureau of land management, camping is allowed for free. Some parks like Yosemite are pretty expensive to camp in.

  4. diana says:

    The best time to go to national parks is in the winter when they are a lot less crowded. Or anytime that schools aren’t out.

  5. david says:

    Don’t forget state parks as well. There are some great state parks to camp at that are really cheap.

  6. greenday says:

    I have to second this. In the winter time you can practically have an entire national park to yourself, especially if you are willing to hike in a mile off any main route. Paradise.

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