Special program temporarily nixes adventure pass charges for
Saturday and Sunday.
September 27 and 28 mark “Fee Free Days” for visitors to the
Angeles National Forest in all areas where the Adventure Pass normally is
required. The free days are in
celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, and a new National
initiative called “This Land is Your Land” on Sunday. Both days honor and promote volunteerism on
The free days this weekend apply to all of the areas where
an Adventure Pass
is normally required except the fees for overnight campgrounds (including group
sites), concessionaire-operated sites and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) areas still
apply. Please check with your local Forest
Service office for specific information.
Visitors who accidentally use their daily Adventure
Pass on either of these days may have
it replaced free-of-charge at any U.S. Forest Service office in southern California.
Throughout the year, Adventure Passes are required in
high-impact recreation areas of the Angeles
National Forest, such as San
Gabriel Canyon, Big
and the Big Pines area (west of Wrightwood). National Public Lands Day is the Nation’s
largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America’s
public lands through trail maintenance, habitat improvement, tree planting and
other conservation projects. This year
marks the 15th anniversary of the event.
For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit: www.publiclandsday.org.