Mark your calendar now for the 2018 free entrance to all of California’s 28+ National parks, monuments and sites located right here in our own state. Recently, The National Park Service announced the entrance fee-free days for 2018 including:
January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 21: First Day of National Park Week
September 22: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
Free National Park Days 2018
Here is a complete list of all the Nationals Sites in California to enjoy with your family over the coming year!
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the history making 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
Castle Mountains, Barstow
Castle Mountains represents some of the most unique elements of the Mojave Desert. Nestled between the Nevada state line and Mojave National Preserve, the nearly 21,000 acres of Castle Mountains boasts Joshua tree forests, unbroken natural landscapes, rare desert grasslands, and rich human history. This intriguing area provides serenity and solitude from nearby metropolitan areas.
Death Valley National Park, Death Valley
Most of the year, this vast and rugged expanse of eastern Californian desert is brutally hot, but visit in winter or early spring, you’ll find a surprisingly beautiful and vibrant place. First-time visitors are often awestruck by the desert’s vivid colours. The park has nine campsites and several air-conditioned lodges, including the historic Furnace Creek Inn.
Fort Point, San Francisco
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California’s Gold Rush through World War II. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of 3rd system brick masonry and interacts gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge.