KALISPELL — Glacier National Park officials say the park will waive entrance fees on six days this year.
The free days are part of an effort 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,” officials said in a press release.
The entrance fee-free days for 2021 include January 18, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; April 17, which is the first day of National Park Week and August 4, the Great American Outdoors Act anniversary.
They also plan free days on August 25, National Park Service’s birthday; Sept. 25, which is National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
The park normally charges $35 per vehicle and $30 per motorcycle. The winter rate is $25 per vehicle and $20 per motorcycle from Nov. 1 to April 30.
The entrance fee waiver doesn’t cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours, officials said.
Glacier is one of 100 national parks that charges an entrance fee. More than 300 other national parks don’t charge a fee. Active duty military and fourth grade students will continue to have free access. Discounted passes are also available for senior citizens.
The $70 Glacier National Park Annual Pass allows unlimited entrance to the park for one year from the month of entry.
Other federal land management agencies offering fee-free days in 2021 include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.