USDA Forest Service to waive fees for National Public Lands Day and Veterans Day

DENVER — The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, will waive fees, where charged, at day use recreation sites in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and the Bighorn, Medicine Bow and Shoshone National Forests in Wyoming for two more days this year. Fees will be waived on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 25th.  Fees will also be waived in honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th.

The Forest Service offers several fee free days annually to encourage Americans to explore the outdoors and visit their public lands. The fee waiver includes many Forest Service picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, or other permits still apply. Fees will continue to be charged at Forest Service standard amenity fee recreation sites operated by concessionaires, unless individual managers choose to participate.

Please enjoy your National Forests and National Grasslands safely and responsibly. Know before you go! For more outdoor safety tips visit For recreation information visit