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Park fees waived for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Do you have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off from work?

It's the perfect time to get outside. The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related feed for visitors to public lands on Monday.

"On Monday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America's rich public lands heritage," said Brain Steed, BLM Deputy Director. "Most of these lands are just a short drive from your community. Our fee-free days are a way to encourage our neighbors to enjoy a family outing while reflecting on the American values that have made America great."

Site-specific standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM-managed recreation sites and areas will be waived for the day.

Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use and use of special areas, will remain in effect.

The BLM will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on four additional occasions this year-- Presidents Day (February 19), National Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 22) and Veterans Day (November 11).

National Parks is also offering free entrance for the day, which is valid for Crater Lake, Fort Vancouver, John Day Fossil Beds and Oregon Caves, among others.

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