Last Updated on January 21, 2021 by Elizabeth

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Looking for a cheap escape this spring? Entry is free to all national parks on Saturday, April 17, the first day of National Park Week. It’s the perfect excuse to venture out safely for the long weekend and take advantage of what the historian Wallace Stegner called “America’s best idea.”

Our national parks are a treasure trove of wish-list destinations. More than 400 parks run by the National Park System offer a unique mix of wildlife, scenery, and insight into our nation’s history and culture.

Whether you visit West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park (our newest) or Yellowstone (our first) or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (our most popular) or any park in your own neck of the woods, fee-free days are a great opportunity to visit one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee.

Snag a Cheap Car Rental for National Park Free Entry Day

After you pick your park, the next step is to figure out how to get there. We can help you find a great price on a rental car. When you ask AutoSlash for a quote, we’ll factor in your pickup and drop-off locations as well as any memberships that might entitle you to a discount or promotion. Then we’ll scour the Internet to find the lowest rate possible, and shoot you an email with your best options.

Next, comes step two. After you book a rental car, ask AutoSlash to track your reservation. We’ll let you know if there’s a price drop before your pickup day and time, so you can cancel and rebook at the lower rate. Simply by tracking your reservation, we can help customers save 30 percent, on average.

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