Get Outside: Black Friday Freebies at State Parks

States across the nation embrace #OptOutside by offering freebies and outdoor experiences on Black Friday.

Black Friday free parks deals

Some call it Buy Nothing Day, some dub it #OptOutside, and others just call it Friday. Whatever the moniker, increasing numbers of people across the country eschew the Black Friday shopping craze to instead embrace the outdoors.

As part of the push away from Black Friday deals, states around the U.S. are waiving entrance fees at parks and luring visitors with deals of their own. Check out this list of no-fee activities and attractions to keep you out of the malls and into the wilds.

Free State Parks for Black Friday

Go beyond the family backyard football feud and check out some real nature after Thanksgiving. The following states will waive fees and offer incentives on Black Friday.

Free Black Friday State Parks

Know of a great Black Friday outdoors activity that we missed? Share it with your fellow outdoors lovers in the comments below.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.