Agency announces 2018 fee-free days

Portland, Ore. – The Forest Service has announced its “fee-free” days for 2018. The agency waives recreation fees several times each year to promote outdoor recreation, appreciation and stewardship and to inspire new visitors and historically under-served communities to explore America’s national forests. The fee waivers apply at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency (participation by concession-operated sites may vary).

The 2018 “fee-free” days for National Forest lands are:

Jan. 15, 2018: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 19, 2018:  Presidents Day

June 19, 2018: National Get Outdoors Day

Sept. 22, 2018:  National Public Lands Day

Nov. 11 – 12, 2018: Veterans Day Weekend

Free and discounted interagency passes valid in National Forests and on many other federal public lands may also be available throughout the year for eligible visitors (complimentary Every Kid in a Park pass for 4th graders and families, complimentary Active-Duty Military pass, complementary Volunteer pass, reduced-price Senior annual or lifetime pass).

For more information about National Forest fee-free days, passes and permits, visit

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