SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 5, 2020 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Americans who have served in the armed services.
All SFNF offices will be closed that day in observance of the federal holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to encourage Americans to visit their public lands. Veterans Day is the final fee-free day for 2020. The next fee-free day will be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
Fees will be waived at Santa Fe National Forest sites that normally charge a day-use fee. Since many recreation sites are closed for the winter, visitors to the Santa Fe National Forest are encouraged to contact the appropriate ranger district office to determine which sites are open and will have fees waived.
If you plan to visit the Santa Fe National Forest on Veterans Day, know before you go and “be outdoor safe.” Check the weather forecast and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations. Use good judgment and basic safety precautions when hiking, fishing or camping on the SFNF. In the interest of public health and safety, please follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and comply with state public health orders to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Fire prevention is always a priority. Make sure you know if there are fire restrictions in place before visiting public lands.
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