Federal Agencies Waiving Fees to Public Lands for Veterans Day Weekend

Press Release

By:  Michael Bennet
Date: Nov. 2, 2012
Location: Unknown

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Park Service (NPS) announced they will be waiving entrance and usage fees at most of their day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 10-12. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is encouraging Coloradans to take advantage of the fee waiver to experience some of Colorado's pristine public lands.

"One great way to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans is to get out and enjoy the land they fought to defend," Bennet said. "Colorado has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States. I encourage Coloradans and visitors to take some time next weekend with their families to enjoy our beautiful public lands."

The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Concessionaire operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

Many public lands in Colorado have some fee areas. More information for locations to visit near you can be found on the U.S. Forest Service website, the Bureau of Land Management website, or the National Park Service website.