The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors and visit public lands by waiving recreation-related fees to agency-managed public lands on three dates through the remainder of 2019: June 8 (National Get Outdoors Day), Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).
“The BLM manages hundreds of recreation areas, national monuments and other facilities across more than 245 million acres of public lands nationwide,” said Casey Hammond, principal deputy assistant Secretary of the Interior.
“We want to help all Americans get outside on their public lands during Great Outdoors Month and throughout the year to enjoy some of the most spectacular places on earth, and these fee-free days are an excellent invitation,” Hammond said.
BLM-managed public lands offer a wide array of recreational opportunities, including hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, whitewater rafting, off-highway vehicle driving, rock climbing and more.
Americans make approximately 67 million visits annually to BLM-managed lands, supporting approximately 48,000 jobs nationwide and contributing almost $7 billion to the U.S. economy.
On fee-free days, site-specific standard amenity and day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived for the specified dates. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals, group day use and use of special areas will remain in effect.
More information is available at the website recreation.gov.