USDA Forest Service sets fee-free days for Veterans Day weekend

USDA Forest Service sets fee-free days for Veterans Day Weekend
Posted at 2:24 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 10:00:36-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites during Veterans Day weekend.

The fee waiver program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.

Fees are waived for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers. Concessionaire operated sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

“We encourage everyone to get out and see what our three national forests have to offer,” said Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell. “There’s something for everyone, from hiking, biking and camping, to birdwatching and enjoying the tranquility and solitude of being out in the great outdoors.”

For more additional information contact the National Forests in Florida local Ranger District Offices:

Apalachicola National Forest: Apalachicola Ranger District, (850) 643-2282 ; Wakulla Ranger District, (850) 926-3561

Ocala National Forest: Lake George Ranger District (352) 625-2520; Seminole Ranger District, (352) 669-3153

Osceola National Forest: Osceola Ranger District, (386) 752-2577