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Wayne National Forest Announces 2013 Fee Waiver Dates

Nelsonville, OH – Forest Supervisor, Anne Carey announced today that the Wayne National Forest will offer four recreation fee waiver weekends during summer and fall of 2013.



















Special Recognition Days           Fee Waiver Dates                      Applicable Recreation Sites

  • National Trails Day                    -     Fri. May 31 & Sat. June 1    -  Trails only
  • National Get Outdoors Day -       Fri. June 7 & Sat. June 8      -         All recreation sites and trails
  • National Public Lands Day  -         Fri. Sept. 27 & Sat. Sept. 28 -       All recreation sites and trails
  • Veterans Day Weekend       -       Sat. Nov. 9 – Mon. Nov. 11   – Trails only


Recreation sites include campgrounds, picnic shelters, and swim areas, including sites that are reservable through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) at http://www.recreation.gov/.  A $9.00 reservation fee remains in effect for those reserving recreation sites online.


One of the favorite attractions on the Forest is the over 360 miles of multiple-use trails, which include horse, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway motorcycle (OHM), mountain bike, and hiking trails.  Trail permits are required to ride ATV, OHM, mountain bike, and horse trails during the open season (April 15 through December 15), with exception of designated “fee-free” days.  Trail permits go on sale beginning April 1st.


“These “Fee Free” days are a great way to experience a sense of adventure in the great outdoors, promote healthy living, and create lasting memories with family and friends,” said Carey.


The 241,000 acre Wayne National Forest offers a variety of recreation opportunities, including camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, nature viewing, canoeing, and much more. For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne .  Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs

This article was posted on Monday, 11 March 2013 at 7:45 AM.
Last edited/updated on March 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM.
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