San Bernardino, Ca, Aug. 12, 2010, 12:00pm In celebration of students going back to school, the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Angeles and Los Padres national forests announced today that August 14 and 15 is a fee-free weekend. A National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors recreating in areas of the national forests that typically require one.
“The Back to School weekend is a great way to connect communities with public lands all over the country,” said San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor Jeanne Wade Evans. “This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and appreciate the open spaces here in Southern California.”
Fee-free days are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Upcoming fee-free days include National Public Lands Day on September 25 and Veterans’ Day on November 11. Other fees, such as those in campgrounds, reservation, and group sites, are still required. Visitors who accidentally use their daily Adventure Pass on a fee-free day may have it replaced free-of-charge. For additional information about fee-free days and the recreation fee program on southern California national forests, visit the Adventure Pass website at: www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/