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National Public Lands Day is September 22

Forest visitors can enjoy a free stay at campgrounds on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests during National Public Lands Day on September 22. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the celebration, which is the nation’s largest single–day volunteer event in support of public lands.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is waiving fees at all fee campgrounds on September 22 as a part of the nation–wide celebration of public lands. (Regular fees still apply at reserved campsites.) National Parks and other public lands across the country are also waiving their entrance fees as part of this “fee–free day.”

Held every year on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation in conjunction with a variety of participating partners, including the USDA Forest Service. Every year, National Public Lands Day brings together thousands of volunteers for a variety of projects on public lands. In 2017, over 169,000 volunteers contributed nearly $17 million in volunteer services at events across the country.

Learn more about National Public Lands Day and find a volunteer event near you at www.neefusa.org/npld.

On September 22, come and help make your National Forests strong and resilient, and stay to experience America’s backyard! The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests welcomes you to stay for free at one of our campgrounds during this celebration of our nation’s public lands.