The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
“This is our way of saying thanks to the brave men and women – past and present – who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe at home,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “We encourage veterans, their families and all visitors….to enjoy the benefits that nature provides at forests and grasslands throughout the country.”
Day use fees will be waived across the White Mountain National Forest, however fees will remain in effect for overnight camping, cabin rentals, permits, reservations, and activities offered by concessionaires. (Click here if you’re thinking about renting a vacation home for a few nights instead.)
The Forest Service also honors active duty military members the whole year with the free Interagency Annual Military Pass.