The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are waiving fees at most day-use recreation sites over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, in honor of U.S. veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces.

Concessionaires operating day-use facilities have the option of waiving fees. Fees are not waived at campgrounds or for recreation rentals.

People who might not normally visit our beautiful public lands are encouraged to get out and enjoy the wide range of recreational and educational benefits our lands offer. These include improved physical and mental health, emotional well-being, developing a concern for nature, and a conservation ethic.

The fee waiver is a small, but special way to express our gratitude and appreciation for U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. It also supports the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Outside” initiatives.

The waiver of entrance and/or standard amenity fees applies to public recreation lands under the management of the BLM and U.S. Forest Service, along with the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Additional information about recreation sites in the region is available online at:

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