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Forest Service waives fees in celebration of Veterans Day

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

In honor of Veterans Day and those Americans who have served in the armed forces, Prescott National Forest will waive the $5 fee at all day-use facilities across the forest on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, as part of the nationwide fee waiver event.

Fees will be waived at the following sites on the Prescott National Forest: Lynx Lake Recreation Area: North Shore, South Shore and Lynx Creek Ruin; Granite Basin Recreation Area: Cayuse, Wekuvde, Boat Launch, Playa and Metate; Thumb Butte Recreation Area; Alto Pit OHV Recreation Area: Day Use Site; and Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area.

The waiver does not apply to overnight campgrounds, group-use fees or fees charged by concession-operated facilities. Traditionally, fees are not charged on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands. Many recreation opportunities such as camping, sightseeing and hiking can be enjoyed throughout the year at no cost.

Active duty military members can obtain a free Interagency Annual Military Pass that waives fees year-around at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees excluding concessions-operated facilities.

The public can obtain additional information via the following: Prescott NF Forest Website:, Twitter: @PrescottNF, Facebook: and Bradshaw Ranger District: 928-443-8000.

Information provided by the Prescott National Forest.

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