Got a fourth grader? Here's how to reserve their free pass to all National Parks this year

Baystateparent Magazine
Get your fourth grader outdoors with this free pass.

Got a fourth grader? This year they can explore national parks and public lands -- for free! 

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid Outdoors pass, which provides free access to national parks across the country throughout the school year. These federal lands and public waters include millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes.

You can take a big trip or stay close to home -- no matter where you live, you’re within two hours of an included site. 

Go to to sign up for the pass.