The U.S. Forest Service today announced eight dates when it will waive fees that are usually collected to support forest maintenance and amenities.
Visitors to national forests will not pay fees on the following dates in 2012:
- Saturday-Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend
- June 9: Get Outdoors Day
- Sept. 29: National Public Lands Day
- Nov. 10-12: Veterans Day weekend
Despite the Forest Service’s fee waivers, the agency does not usually charge for visitors to national forests. In fact, the Forest Service does not charge for access on 98 percent of its land, said a news release. More …