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Prescott National Forest waives fees for National Public Lands Day

Lynx Lake Recreation Area — North Shore, South Shore and Lynx Creek Ruin — can be enjoyed as a “fee free day” in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 22. (Les Stukenberg/Courier file)

Lynx Lake Recreation Area — North Shore, South Shore and Lynx Creek Ruin — can be enjoyed as a “fee free day” in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 22. (Les Stukenberg/Courier file)

In celebration of National Public Lands Day and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the Forest Service announces another “fee free day” on Saturday, Sept. 22.

National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds.

As part of this nationwide event, fees will be waived at the following sites in 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

• Groom Creek Nature Trail

• Alto Pit OHV Recreation Area: Day Use Site

• Mingus Day Use

• Mingus Lake Day Use

• Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area

Learn More Online

https://www.neefusa.org/npld

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/public-lands-day.htm

https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/volunteers/national-public-lands-day

https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/npld

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