Forest Service waives fees in honor of Veterans Day
PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington Nov. 11 – 12 in honor of Veterans Day.
“We honor our veterans each November 11th and every other day of the year,” said Jim Peña, Regional Forester. “We hope that this time will serve as a way for our veterans and other visitors to find our national forests as a year-round respite, a place where they can take time out for themselves.”
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.
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 find a recreation site near you, visit their interactive recreation map.
To learn more about the U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/r6.