The Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders to go to the Every Kid in the Park web site and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters for an entire year starting September 1, 2015.
Children can discover their public lands and all they offer. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn more about the natural world.
The Forest Service (not vendors) will offer one free holiday tree cutting permit to fourth graders who present a valid pass. Offices that do not issue holiday tree permits or who have already issued their allotted number of permits are exempt from this program. Check with your local Forest Service Office.
The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The fee waiver program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees are waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers. Concessionaire operated sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.
No fees are charged at any time on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free.