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Day-use fees scheduled to be waived for National Get Outdoors Day in Prescott

(Courier file photo)

(Courier file photo)

On Saturday, June 12, the Prescott National Forest will waive fees at all forest-operated recreation sites in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, according to a news release.

This waiver does not apply to reserved group-use areas, overnight camping at Forest Service developed campgrounds or sites operated by concessionaires.

Fee-free days are an opportunity to connect more Americans with their public lands. National Get Outdoors Day was launched in 2008 to get American families into the great outdoors with a special emphasis on children and underserved populations who may not be familiar with national forests and national parks, the news release stated.

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

• 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

• Groom Creek Nature Trail

• Mingus Day Use

• Mingus Lake Day Use

• The remaining fee waiver dates for 2021 are National Public Lands Day on Sept. 25 and Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

Visitors are reminded that the Prescott National Forest will be in Stage II fire restrictions as of 8 a.m. June 11.

Target shooting restrictions also remain in effect; under these restrictions, discharging a firearm air, rifle, or gas gun, except for persons engaged in legal hunting activities, is prohibited.

Fireworks and the use of exploding targets always are prohibited year-round on national forests.

Information provided by the Prescott National Forest.

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