Fees waived day after Christmas (December 26, 2015)

Release Date: Dec 17, 2015

Contact(s): Red Rock Ranger District 928-203-7500, Media Contact: Brady Smith 928-527-3490

Lava capped cliffs off Oak Creek Canyon viewed from Encinoso Picnic AreaSedona, Arizona — The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest will waive fees associated with many recreation sites and amenities on December 26, 2015.

"The day after Christmas is one of the most popular days for people to visit the Red Rock Ranger District, including many who are traveling for the holidays and visiting their national forest for the first time,” said Nicole Branton, Red Rock district ranger. “We want to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy their public lands with family and friends this holiday season."

Fees will be waived for the entire Red Rock Pass area including Palatki and Honanki Ruins, V Bar V Cultural Site and approximately 300 miles of multiple-use trails.

Areas not included in the fee waiver program are campgrounds and recreation sites managed under concession contract, including Grasshopper Point, Crescent Moon Ranch and West Fork.

For more information concerning fee free days, visit www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/. The Red Rock Visitor Center can also be reached at 928-203-2900.