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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona State Office
 
Release Date: 01/16/13
Contacts: Carrie Templin 602-417-9448    

Fee-Free Days for BLM-Managed Lands in Arizona Set for 2013


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., day (January 21); National Public Lands Day (September 28); and Veterans Day weekend (November 9 -11).

“Arizonans have long recognized the value of open space, and beauty of the public lands. Waiving fees a few days out of the year helps everyone have the opportunity to experience their public lands and develop a passion for them as others have.” said BLM Arizona State Director Raymond Suazo.

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:

 
Area
Site Name
Contact Number
Arizona Strip
Virgin River Gorge Recreation Area
(435) 688-3200
Kingman
Burro Creek, Wild Cow Springs and Windy Point Recreation Sites.
(928) 718-3700
Lake Havasu
Crossroads  and Empire Landing campgrounds, Bullfrog Day-use Area, and the 87 Lake Havasu boat-in campsites
(928) 505-1200
Phoenix
Painted Rock Campground and Painted Rocks Petroglyph Day Use Area
(623) 580-5500
Safford
Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area
(928) 348-4400
Tucson
St. David Cienega/Land Corral, Fairbank Historic Townsite, San Pedro House and Hereford Bridge Trailheads
(520) 258-7200
Yuma
Squaw Lake Campground and Boat Launch, Senator Wash Boat Ramp and Day Use Area, Senator Wash North and South Shore campgrounds,, Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area and Ehrenberg Sandbowl Off-Highway Vehicle Area (Betty’s Kitchen Watchable Wildlife Area remains closed due to the Laguna Fire in 2011)
(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 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 01-25-2013