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Colorado River District Office
Release Date: 11/05/13
Contacts: Lori Cook - 928-317-3243 or 928-246-8560    

BLM Announces "Fee-Free" Weekend at Recreation Sites

Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – To celebrate Veterans Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District will be waiving entrance fees to local recreation sites. The fee-free designation applies to Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 9 - 11, 2013.

“These fee-free days will provide a great opportunity to visit a new area and explore the wonder of your public lands,” stated District Manager Roxie Trost. “This is also a great way to help some folks, who might otherwise not have the opportunity, to experience their public lands and develop a passion for them as others have.”

Recreation areas in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District that will be free include the following sites.

  • Yuma Field Office – Squaw Lake Campground and Boat Launch, Senator Wash Boat Ramp and Day-Use Area, Senator Wash North Shore Campground, Senator Wash South Shore Campground, Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area, and Ehrenberg Sandbowl Off-Highway Vehicle Area
  • Kingman Field Office – Burro Creek, Wild Cow Springs, and Windy Point Recreation Sites
  • Lake Havasu Field Office – Crossroads and Empire Landing Campgrounds, Bullfrog Day-Use Area, and the 87 Lake Havasu Campsites

Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived. Other fees, such as overnight camping, concession fees, and group day-use will remain in effect.

**Just a reminder that Betty’s Kitchen Watchable Wildlife Area just north of Yuma, Arizona, continues to be closed due to the Laguna Fire that burned through the area in May 2011.

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.

Last updated: 11-05-2013