Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day! (June 11th)

What are you up to this weekend? Going to the forest this weekend is FREE!

Celebrating the great outdoors is a great option since this Saturday, June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day. In honor of the event, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon.

National Get Outdoors Day encourages Americans, particularly young people, to seek healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters.

“The Pacific Northwest is blessed with incredible natural beauty and world-class recreation opportunities,” said Regional Forester Jim Peña. “Whatever your interest or skill level, there’s something for everyone, so get outdoors and enjoy your public lands!”

No fees are charged at any time on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free. Here are more upcoming Forest Service fee-free days in 2016:

  • National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2016
  • Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2016

To learn more, visit www.fs.usda.gov/r6.

What’s your favorite forest?

 

Photo: Unsplash

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