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Arizona State Office
Release Date: 01/13/12
Contacts: Carrie Templin , 602-417-9448 ,

Fee-Free Days for BLM-Managed Lands in Arizona Set for 2012

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related day-use fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands for Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend (January 14-16); Get Outdoors Day (June 9); National Public Lands Day (September 29); and Veterans Day weekend (November 10-12).

“While the BLM serves as the steward of America’s public lands, we can’t do our job alone,” said BLM Director Bob Abbey. “Waiving fees a few days out of the year may help some people, who might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience their public lands and develop a passion for them as others have.”

Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived for the specified dates. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, and group day-use, will remain in effect. In Arizona, day use fees will be waived at:

Site Name
Contact Number
Arizona Strip
Virgin River Gorge Recreation Area
(435) 688-3200
Burro Creek, Wild Cow Springs and Windy Point Recreation Sites (The purchase price of the Desert Garden Brochure and campsite dump fees will also be waived)
(928) 718-3700
Lake Havasu
Crossroads Campground and Bullfrog, Bass Point and Quail Hollow Day Use Areas
(928) 505-1200
Painted Rock Campground and Painted Rocks Petroglyph Day Use Area
(623) 580-5500
Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area
(928) 348-4400
St. David Cienega/Land Corral, Fairbank Historic Townsite, San Pedro House and Hereford Bridge Trailheads
(520) 258-7200
Squaw Lake Campground and Boat Launch, Senator Wash Boat Ramp and Day Use Area, Senator Wash North and South Shore Campgrounds, Betty’s Kitchen Watchable Wildlife Area, Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area and Ehrenberg Sandbowl Off-Highway Vehicle Area
(928) 317-3200
There are over 12 million acres of BLM Public Lands in Arizona to visit, enjoy and explore. Fee free days provides a great opportunity to visit a new area, and explore the wonder of your public lands in Arizona.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Arizona State Office   One North Central Avenue, Suite 800      Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427  

Last updated: 04-06-2015