Jan 11, 2013 2:55 PM by Victor L. Villa
TUCSON, AZ - The U.S. Forest Service will be having its first fee-free day Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during which the U.S. Forest Services will be waiving the day-use fee on many recreation sites or amenities on national forests. There will be more of these fee-free days throughout the year.
According to a news release, 98 percent of the national forests and grasslands are fee-free as well as the majority of the developed recreational areas. Robin Morgan, Deputy Director of the U.S. Forest Services' Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, said in a news release, "Fee-free days are an ideal time to recapture your youth by taking your family into the outdoors. More importantly, it's an ideal time to introduce the young people in your life to an exceptional experience they'll remember forever. "
If you are planning on going to the Coronado National Forest, you are encouraged to find out which recreation sites will fee-free and which are not by contacting the appropriate ranger district office.
• Douglas Ranger District - (520) 364-3468
• Nogales Ranger District - (520) 281-2296
• Sierra Vista Ranger District - (520) 378-0311
• Safford Ranger District - (928) 428-4150
• Santa Catalina Ranger District - (520) 749-8700
Other fee-free days will take place on National Get Outdoors Day, June 8, National Public Lands Day, September 28, and Veteran's Day Weekend, November 9-11.