The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management will waive fees nationwide on eight days this year. The fees are usually collected to support maintenance and amenities.
Visitors to federal lands will not pay fees on: Jan. 14-16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend; June 9, Get Outdoors Day; Sept. 29, National Public Lands Day; Nov. 10-12, Veterans Day weekend.
The Forest Service does not charge for access on 98 percent of its land. More than two-thirds of the Forest Service's approximately 18,000 recreation sites nationwide can be used for free. They include picnic sites, campsites, beach and lake areas, trails, boat launches and cabins.
On BLM lands, other fees such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, and group day use will remain in effect. More details about fee-free days and activities on BLM-managed public lands are available at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation/BLM_Fee_Free_Days.html.