Fee-Free Days

Come experience your public lands! On five days in 2024, sites that charge recreation standard amenity fees will offer free admission to everyone.

On BLM-managed lands, the fee-free days for 2024 are:

  • January 15 (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • June 19 (Juneteenth National Independence Day)
  • July 16 (Bureau of Land Management's birthday)
  • September 28 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

On fee-free days, the waiver applies to recreation standard amenity and day-use fees on BLM lands, including visitor centers, picnic/day use areas and National Conservation Lands units. Expanded amenity fees and other fees (i.e., group day-use, developed camping, cabin rentals, and individual special recreation permits for the use of special areas) remain in effect. Many other BLM locations are always free - search additional BLM recreation sites here

Fees for overnight camping at the campgrounds listed below still apply. 


Participating Locations

This list is subject to change - contact your local BLM office with any questions.


Bullfrog Day Use Area

Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Senator Wash Boat Launch

Shoreline Sites at Lake Havasu

Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area


San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area


Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

Guffey Gorge / Paradise Cove

Pumphouse Recreation Area

Radium Recreation Area


St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Milner Day Use Area

Sharkey Hot Springs


Garnet Ghost Town

Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center

Pompeys Pillar National Monument


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

New Mexico

Dripping Springs Natural Area

Haystack OHV Area

Mescalero Sand Recreation Area

Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

Valley of Fires

Wild Rivers Recreation Area


Alsea Falls Recreation Site

Gerber Recreation Area

Hyatt Lake Recreation Area

Loon Lake Recreation Site

Marmot Recreation Site

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Sandy Ridge Trailhead

Sharps Creek Recreation Site

Shotgun Creek Recreation Site

Spring Recreation Site

Topsy Recreation Site

Wildwood Recreation Site

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yellowbottom Recreation Site


Baker Dam Recreation Area

Calf Creek Recreation Area

Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry

Dinosaur Trackway Trailhead

Ironside Disc Golf Course

Pelican Lake Recreation Area

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Red Fleet Flow Trailhead

Three Peaks Model Port

Three Peaks RC Car Track


Yakima River Canyon