Day-use fees to be waived for Saturday, Sept. 23 for National Public Lands Day


Visits to most day-use land managed by the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Forest Service will be free on Saturday, Sept. 23 to celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day.

The day use fees will be waived for picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions and other permits will still apply.

The Pacific Northwest region includes over 2,400 developed recreation sites, more than 24,000 miles of trails, 51 rivers and two national monuments in Oregon and Washington.

“Waiving fees for National Public Lands Day creates an opportunity for everyone to get outside and enjoy these special places, and to inspire them to make a difference in the world by taking care of our natural resources,” the forest service said in a press release.

The event is annually celebrated on the fourth Thursday of September.

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