National Public Lands Day

(PORTLAND, Ore.)— National Public Lands Day is Sept. 24 and the USDA Forest Service is celebrating with a fee-free day and by hosting community events across the United States.

Visitors will enjoy fee-free access on Saturday to all Forest Service-managed sites where day-use fees are normally charged, according to a news release from the Forest Service. In addition to offering fee-free access, some locations will host special celebrations and educational activities. National Public Lands Day is also celebrated with many volunteer events to “give back together” on National Forests and other public lands.

This one-day fee waiver does not apply to permits, campgrounds and cabins, or some expanded-amenity and concessionaire-managed sites.