USFS, NPS, and more offering of ​2016 Fee-Free Days on Federal Public Lands


In a joint effort to provide access to our Federal Public lands at no charge. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Forest Service (USFS) and the National Park Service (NPS) have announced Fee-Free days for 2016. The fee-free program is in cooperation with federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. 

Fees are an important part of managing public lands, as many recreation opportunities, including OHV recreation opportunities, may be lost absent an opportunity to pay for them outside of the federal budget’s appropriations process. However, the Fee-Free program is a way to thank the millions of public lands visitors and to encourage more people to experience the great outdoors. 


The fee-free dates for 2016 and the participating agencies for each date are shown below: 

  • January 18, 2016: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • BLM, NPS, USFS, USFWS 
  • February 13-15, 2016: Presidents Day weekend
    BLM, USFS (15th Only), USFWS 
  • April 16-24, 2016: National Park Week
    NPS 
  • June 11, 2016: National Get Outdoors Day
    USFS 
  • August 25-28, 2016: National Park Service Birthday
    NPS 
  • September 24, 2016: National Public Lands Day
    BLM, NPS, USFS, USFWS 
  • October 9, 2016: First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
    USFWS 
  • November 11, 2016: Veterans Day
    BLM, NPS, USFS, USFWS (11th-13th) 


More information available online from each agency: 

BLM   ;

NPS 

USFS 

USFWS


Source: 
Americans for Responsible Recreational Access
2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 850, Washington, D. C. 20037
webmaster@arra-access.com 

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