Fee-Free Weekend Coming Up On National Forest Lands
In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day holiday weekend, the Angeles National Forest waives fees at trailheads and Forest Service-managed day use sites Jan. 14-16 for hiking, fishing and other recreational pursuits.
“To honor a great champion of civil rights, the normally required National Forest Adventure Pass will be waived this weekend, we are working to ensure as many visitors as possible can experience the numerous recreational opportunities the Angeles National Forest has to offer.” said Thomas A. Contreras, Forest Supervisor of the Angeles.
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Though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived, campground, reservation, group-site, and concession fees may still be in effect.
Visitors may contact their local Ranger Station for more information:
Los Angeles River Ranger District (San Fernando): (818) 899-1900, ext. 221
San Gabriel River Ranger District (Glendora): (626) 335-1251, ext. 221
Santa Clarita/Mojave Rivers Ranger District: (Acton): (661) 296-9710, ext. 221
“Fee Free” days also observed this year are on National Get Outdoors Day – June 9; National Public Lands Day – Sept. 29; and Veterans Day Weekend – Nov. 10-12.
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Recreational activities on National Forest lands contribute $14.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.