BLM Las Cruces District waives recreation site fees for National Public Lands Day


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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District will waive entrance fees for visitors to its recreation sites Saturday, Sept. 23, in honor of National Public Lands Day.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Established in 1994, and held annually on the fourth Saturday in Sept., this celebration brings thousands of Volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. It is also a “Fee-Free Day”-- one of only six days a year when entrance fees are waived at national parks and other public lands.

This year, the theme is a Celebration: 30 Years of Care and Community.

"To celebrate National Public Lands Day, we are waiving recreation fees for all of our sites across the district to encourage families to get outside and enjoy their public lands," said acting BLM Las Cruces District Manager Dave Wallace. “Our public lands are always a haven for recreation activities and are known for bringing people together.”

Fee sites in the BLM Las Cruces District include: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Aguirre Spring Recreation Site and Dripping Springs Natural Area. Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at these recreation sites and areas will be waived. Other fees, such as overnight camping and group day use, will remain in effect. More information about National Public Lands Day can be found at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.