SAN BERNARDINO – Visitors to San Bernardino National Forest will be able to enjoy picnic areas, trailheads and recreational day-use sites without having to purchase an Adventure Pass on six days this year. “Fee free” days are offered across the country by the U.S. Forest Service.
This year’s “Fee Free” days, are offered across the country by the U.S. Forest Service, are, Jan. 15: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Feb. 19: President’s Day, June 9: National Get Outdoors Day, Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11 – 12: Veterans Day Weekend.
“From Wrightwood to Idyllwild, the San Bernardino National Forest offers a variety of rich experiences for visitors,” said Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron. “You can play in snow, hike the tallest peaks in Southern California, explore hundreds of miles of dirt roads and immerse yourself in nature.”
For non-fee free days, the Adventure Pass costs $5 for a day pass and $30 for an annual one. Funds raised go back in to recreation sites for maintenance of parking lots, bathrooms, trash cans, signage, trailheads and other recreation facilities.
Visitors who inadvertently commit a daily Adventure Pass on “fee free” days can have it replaced free-of-charge. Forest visitors are reminded that even though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived, other fees such as campground, reservation and group site fees will still be applicable.
For more information on the National Forest Adventure Pass, visit www.fs.usda.gov/adventurepass.