Angeles National Forest offers ‘Fee Free’ Veterans Weekend

Release Date: Nov 7, 2013

 Angeles National Forest offers ‘Fee Free’ Veterans Weekend

ARCADIA, Calif.— In honor of America’s past and present military members, Angeles National Forest offers visitors a fee-free Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 9-11). The normally required National Forest Adventure Pass will be waived.


“In honor of our nation’s veterans, we would like to encourage people to use this fee-free weekend to get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful recreational opportunities on the Angeles National Forest,” said Thomas A. Contreras, forest supervisor.


Visitors who inadvertently use a Daily Adventure Pass this weekend can have it replaced free of charge. Though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived, campground, reservation, group-site, and concession fees may still be in effect.


Those interested may contact their local Ranger Station for more information:


Los Angeles River Ranger District (San Fernando): (818) 899-1900, ext. 221

San Gabriel River Ranger District (Glendora): (626) 335-1251, ext. 221

Santa Clarita/Mojave Rivers Ranger District: (Acton): (661) 296-9710, ext. 221

Fee-free days also are offered each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend; National Trails Day and National Public Lands Day.

The fee-waiver days support the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside by actively supporting and promoting programs, projects and initiatives that encourage use of the outdoors by the public. The waivers allow people to explore our nation’s forests, which offer a wide range of recreation and educational benefits such as improved physical and mental health, emotional well being, concern for nature and a conservation ethic.