2013 Fee-Free Days Set for BLM-Administered Public Lands
WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on Veterans Day weekend (November 10 to 12, 2012), January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), September 28 (National Public Lands Day), and November 9-11 (Veterans Day Weekend 2013). These fee-free days also apply to areas managed within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).
“While the American public has entrusted us with the management of their public lands, we can’t do it alone,” said former BLM Director Bob Abbey. “One key component that assists us in caring for the natural and cultural resources found on public lands is stewardship, and waiving fees a few days out of the year may help some folks, 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.