Recreation Fees Waived For Presidents Day Holiday
The public can visit federal recreation day-use sites for free Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. The fee-free day honors the legacies of this country’s presidents.
The fee waiver applies to federal recreation lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. It does not apply to SnoParks, even if they’re located on national public lands. The SnoPark permit program is administered by the States of Oregon and Washington.
Concessionaires, or those operating fee sites under permit with the U.S. Forest Service, have the authority to continue charging fees at their discretion. Fees for campgrounds, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions or other permits still apply and will not be waived.
Other fee-free dates in 2016 include:
· June 11: National Get Outdoors Day
· Sept. 24: National Public Lands Day
· Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day
Forest Services offices to be closed Feb. 15
Siuslaw National Forest offices in Corvallis, Hebo, Reedsport and Waldport will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, three miles south of Yachats, will remain open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All remaining offices will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, Feb. 16.
For more information, contact Siuslaw National Forest staff at 541-750-7000.