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On September 8, 2006, the Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Department of the Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced that, beginning this Veterans Day (November 11), U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces, and their families will be admitted free-of-charge on Veterans Day to public lands managed by the Department of Agriculture and Department of the Interior.
Edit FileWhen finished, click Save In keeping with this direction, all day-use fees will be waived on Saturday, November 11 at all standard amenity fee sites as they are defined in the Forest Service?s Recreation Enhancement Act Interim Implementation Guidelines (April 2005). Concessionaire-operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.
The waiving of fees for expanded amenity fees such as overnight camping, rental cabins, etc. operated by the Forest Service will be at the discretion of the Line Officer. It is recommended that sites listed on the National Recreation Reservation Service not be included in the fee waiver due to the difficulties of refunding reservation payments. Concessionaire-operated expanded amenity sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate. It is important that each forest communicate with local media, concession operators, pass vendors, stakeholders, and others who might have an interest in this effort to minimize confusion over which fees will be waived. We encourage you to work with your local media to prepare press releases of activities that will be taking place locally as a part of Veterans Day.
This annual fee-free day will be in addition to National Public Lands Day in September, the other annual fee-free day. Unlike National Public Lands Day, which is always on a Saturday, the Veterans Day waiver will apply on November 11, regardless of the day of the week. For example, November 11 falls on a Saturday this year, and the federal holiday is Friday the 10th. However, the fee-free day will always be November 11.
In order to provide for smooth operations and positive customer service, fee collectors and compliance personnel should err on the side of inclusion rather than exclusion so sites will employ the honor system. Documentation is not required and fee collectors and compliance personnel should not question any visitor?s claim to connection with the military.