Coronado National Forest to waive fees in honor of Presidents Day

Offices to be closed February 17, remaining 2020 fee-free days announced

TUCSON, AZ, February 10, 2020 - The USDA Forest Service, including the Coronado National Forest, will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites on February 17 in honor of Presidents Day. The fee-waiver day is the second in a series of such opportunities offered by the agency during the 2020 calendar year.

Coronado National Offices will be closed February 17 for the federal holiday, reopening February 18.  The Sabino Canyon Visitor Center will remain open for business.

Upcoming scheduled fee-free days observed by the Forest Service in 2020 are National Get Outdoors Day, June 13; National Public Lands Day, September 26; and Veterans Day, November 11.

Additionally, Coronado National Forest will offer fee-free days on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Presidents Day honors our nation’s presidents, with emphasis on President Washington and President Lincoln.

In addition to waiving fees on these days, many Forest Service units participate in a variety of public events on agency lands and in nearby cities and towns. National Get Outdoors Day features events to raise awareness that nature encourages healthy, active outdoor fun. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort in support of public lands. Agency units plan their own events, which range from educational programs to picking up litter to invasive plant removal to building trails, and much more.

The fee-wavier program is offered 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 and developed trailheads.