BLM waives day-use fees to celebrate Veterans Day 2023


Bureau of Land Management

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is waiving recreation day-use fees for visitors on November 11, 2023, in honor of Veterans Day. BLM invites visitors to explore the unique and diverse natural landscapes and visitor facilities located within America’s public lands. 

This marks the last of BLM’s fee-free days of 2023. 

The standard amenity fee waiver does not apply to any expanded amenity fees for overnight camping, group day-use, cabin rentals, or individual Special Recreation Permit fees along permitted rivers. Please contact your local BLM office with any questions about a specific recreation site. 

You can search all available BLM recreation opportunities to explore on your public lands at

Know before you go: 

  • Practice Leave No Trace principles and leave your public lands cleaner than you found them. 

  • When you Recreate Responsibly, you care for one another and the places we play. 

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.