Sandy Springs, GA – Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) will waive its entrance fee on five days in 2019.
The five fee-free days for 2019 will be:
- Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Saturday, April 20 – Start of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
- Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
- Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
- Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
“We are committed to keeping the park affordable but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience,” said Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Superintendent Bill Cox. “The revenue from recreation fees is used to improve facilities, infrastructure, visitor services, and interpretative programs.”
CRNRA normally charges a $5.00 per vehicle entrance fee. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities provided by our partner concessionaires, including equipment rental and shuttle services.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is one of 115 national parks that has an entrance fee. The other 303 national parks do not charge an entrance fee. The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and is comprised of 418 sites, including national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores.
Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.2 billion which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers a $40 annual pass which covers entrance fees at the park’s 15 land units along the Chattahoochee River. Park guests may also visit our visitor center at our Island Ford park unit to purchase other pass options. The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.
Park visitors are welcome to enjoy a variety of activities at the park, including floating the river, hiking trails, trout fishing, and mountain bike riding. CRNRA also hosts many special events throughout the year, including educational walks and campfires, and volunteer clean-up days. For more information on activities available at individual park units and for upcoming special events, please visit: www.nps.gov/chat.