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Montana State Office
Release Date: 05/13/10
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

BLM Designates 2010 Fee-Free Days

Recreation-related fees will be waived June 5-6, August 14-15, September 25 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day) on many public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

Some of these lands are within the National Landscape Conservation System, which was established ten years ago.

Entrance fees at Pompeys Pillar National Monument east of Billings, the Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center in Fort Benton, and Garnet Ghost Town near Missoula will be waived on these days. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, and group day use, will remain in effect.

“In celebration of not only the tenth birthday of the BLM’s national conservation lands but also America’s Great Outdoors, we invite visitors to take the path less traveled and discover these treasured public lands during the fee-free days,” said BLM Director Bob Abbey. “For decades, millions of Americans have sought to connect with the outdoors by exploring the National System of Public Lands, and the BLM is proud to be a part of the President’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative.” 

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012