The U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service are celebrating Veterans Day by waiving fees at day-use recreation sites and national parks, respectively.
The Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use sites Saturday (November 8) through Tuesday (November 11), which is Veterans Day. Prospective visitors can go to www.recreation.gov to see whether the site they're planning to visit charges a fee.
“We hope that this time will serve as a way for our veterans and other visitors to find our national forests and grasslands as a year-round respite, a place where they can take time out for themselves," Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said in a statement.
Not to be outdone, the Park Service is waiving entrance fees at most national parks and monuments, but only on Tuesday (November 11).
Are you visiting a Forest Service site or a national park this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
(Photo: Jag Fergus | Petrified Forest National Park)