Access Our Gorgeous National Parks For Free On Martin Luther King Day

Thanks to America’s National Park System’s fee-free days! 🍃

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Access Our Gorgeous National Parks For Free On Martin Luther King Day

The National Park System are honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. with fee-free access to their parks on MLK Day!

There’s so much going on for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in his hometown, Atlanta! One of the many things you could do is visit one of Georgia’s stunning National Parks. To honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees for everyone on Monday, January 17, 2022, as the first fee free day of the year.

With more free days throughout the year, you can visit any of the United States’ 400+ National Parks for free, including some epic places in and around Georgia. This is a perfect time to explore the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park or the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, AL. Check out the epic Appalachian trail, or the take a trip to Cumberland Island.

Currently, the indoor facilities at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park are closed. However, there are so many more spectacular options here in Georgia. Check out our recent round-up of our favorite National Parks in our Peach State.

Commemorated on the third Monday of January every year, it is also a time when hundreds of volunteers participate in service projects at parks across the country. MLK Day of Service is a defining moment in volunteer work, as Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to build the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream

To find out more about Atlanta’s volunteering opportunities, check out our recent round-up of things to do over MLK Day weekend. 


All of the dates of fee-free days available at our National Parks are on January 17 for the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, April 16 for the first day of National Park Week, August 4 for the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act, September 24 for National Public Lands Day, and on November 11 for Veterans Day.

Find out every single National Park in Georgia by clicking this link. There’s an incredible mix of historical sites, natural wonders, and that gorgeous Georgia beauty.

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