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Release Date: 11/20/12
Contacts: Theresa Herrera , 505.954.2021  

BLM Announces Fee-Free Days for 2013

Santa Fe, NM–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will waive recreation-related fees in 2013 for visitors to BLM’s National System of Public Lands on January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), September 28 (National Public Lands Day), and November 9-11 (Veterans Day Weekend). These fee-free days also include areas managed within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS).  The fee-free requirement only applies to standard amenity fees such as individual day-use fees.  Other fees, such as those for group day use, overnight camping, and cabin rentals, will remain in effect. 

New Mexico fee-free sites include:  Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River which includes Wild Rivers and Orilla Verde Recreation Areas, Santa Cruz Lake, Valley of Fires Recreation Area, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Aguirre Spring Recreation Site, and Dripping Springs Natural Area.  For more information, please visit BLM’s website at:

We encourage you to come out and enjoy your public lands.

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.

Last updated: 01-08-2013