Red Rock Ranger District to waive fees for Labor Day Weekend, National Public Lands Day

Release Date: Sep 1, 2015

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

View from First Bench, Wilson Mountain Trail, Oak Creek CanyonSedona, Ariz. -- Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock Ranger District will be waiving amenity fees on two different occasions in September.

From Sept. 5-7, fees will be waived for Labor Day weekend, as well as Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day []. The fee waiver includes all areas that require the Red Rock Pass, which provides access to the Palatki and Honanki Ruins, the V Bar B Cultural Site, and approximately 300 miles of multiple-use trails.

This does not include Call of the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead), Crescent Moon Ranch (Red Rock Crossing), Grasshopper Point, campgrounds or state parks.

The Forest Service offers six fee-free days in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Get Outdoors Day, National Public Lands Day and Veterans Day Weekend. Fees are waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers.    

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands, and it is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year.

For more information concerning the fee waiver weekend and events on the Red Rock Ranger District, please call 928-203-7500.


Related: Learn about volunteer opportunities on the Coconino National Forest.

Photo: View from First Bench, Wilson Mountain. Deborah Lee Soltesz, USFS Coconino National Forest.