Visitors to Angeles National Forest can enjoy a “Fee Free” Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 11-13). For those three days, the normally required National Forest Adventure Pass will be waived.
“In honor of our nation’s veterans, we would like to encourage people to use this fee free weekend to get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful recreations opportunities in the Angeles National Forest,” said Thomas A. Contreras, supervisor of the Angeles.
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Visitors who inadvertently use a Daily Adventure Pass this weekend can have it replaced free of charge. Though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived, campground, reservation, group-site and concession fees may still be in effect.
Those interested may contact their local Ranger Station for more information:
Los Angeles River Ranger District (San Fernando) 818-899-1900, ext. 221
Santa Clarita/Mojave Rivers Ranger District (Acton): 661-296-9710, ext. 221
The Forest Service will waive fees four times in 2012: Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day Weekend (Jan. 14-16), National Get Outdoors Day (June 9); National Public Lands Day (Sept. 29) and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 10-12).
The fee-waiver days support the goals of President Obama’s American Great Outdoors initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside by actively supporting and promoting programs, projects and initiatives that encourage use of the outsdoors by the public. The waivers allow people to explore our nation’s forests, which offer a wide range of recreation and educational benefits such as improved physical and mental health, emotional well-bring, concern for nature and a conservation ethic.