Big Bear, CA, September 24, 2010, 3:00pm –

San Bernardino National Forest officials have made Saturday, September 25, a “Fee Free Day” for visitors to the forest in celebration of “National Public Lands Day”.  An Adventure Pass is typically required for day use activities and camping at many recreational facilities in the Forest. This weekend’s “Fee Free Day” applies to all Adventure Pass areas except where other fees such as reservation fees and group site fees will also still apply.   Forest visitors who unknowingly validate a daily Adventure Pass on “Fee Free Day” can have the pass replaced free of charge at most Forest Service offices.  San Bernardino National Forest officials hope that visitors will take the day to enjoy the great outdoors, both by visiting the national forest and taking part in one of the many volunteer opportunities around the forest this weekend.  For more information on how you can get involved and information on the Adventure Pass, call the Big Bear Discovery Center at 909-382-2790.