Where to Hike for Free on Black Friday

Forget standing in line at the store. Spend the 27th on the trail with free admission and other perks from these parks.

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How’s this for a Black Friday deal? Inspired in part by REI’s viral #OptOutside campaign, state and national parks around the country are offering free admission, camping, and other perks on Black Friday this year. Below is a list of the parks that will be participating on November 27 in some way or another.


Visit any of four Arizona REI locations between Saturday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 25 and get a free day pass for entry at one of the state parks.


Forty-nine state parks are offering free admission on Black Friday, but the number of passes is limited– download a pass online beforehand.

The East Bay Regional Park District is waiving fees on Black Friday at all of its 65 parks.


All state parks will be free.


All state parks will be free.


All state parks will be free.


Missouri already offers free admission to its state parks year round, but it will waive camping fees.


State parks will offer free parking (usually a $5 day-use parking fee)


Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be free, and all 56 state parks will offer free guided hikes.


Olympic and Mount Rainier national parks will be free.

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