Forest Service Waives Fees in Honor of Veterans Day

Release Date: Nov 6, 2018  

Portland, Ore. — The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Nov. 10 - 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

“This fee waiver is one small way of thanking and honoring our nation’s veterans,” said Glenn Casamassa, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester. “We hope this fee-free weekend will encourage veterans, their families, and all Americans to visit their national forests and enjoy the many benefits these lands provide.”

This fee waiver includes many picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers. Concession operations will continue to charge fees unless the permit holder wishes to participate. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions, or other permits still apply. To find a recreation site near you, visit our interactive recreation map.

The Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region manages more than 2,400 developed recreation sites, over 24,000 miles of trails, 51 Wild and Scenic Rivers, and two national monuments. No fees are charged at any time on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free.

To learn more about the Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/r6

Contact:  Stephen Baker (503) 808-2690  

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