ARCADIA, California, November 7, 2016 – In honor of America’s Veterans and Armed Services personnel, Friday, November 11, will be a “Fee Free Day” on the national forests in Southern California. The National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors recreating in the Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland and Los Padres National Forests.

The Forest Service is working to ensure as many visitors as possible have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and take advantage of the many recreational activities America’s national forests and grasslands have to offer.

“Spending time at your National Forests and Monuments on Veterans Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by America’s Veterans and Armed Services personnel,” said Deputy Forest Supervisor Rachel Smith.  “The Fee Free Day is a way to recognize that Americans Veterans have given up a lot for us, and it’s an opportunity to express our gratitude to them for protecting both our national treasures and our nation.”

The Veterans Day Free Day is observed each year on November 11, regardless of the day of the week.  In addition to Veterans Day, the Southern California national forests also waive fees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, in February for President’s Day, National Get Outdoors Day in June, and National Public Lands Day in September.

Visitors are reminded that even though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived this Friday, other fees such as campground, reservation and group site fees may still be applicable.

Visitors are encouraged to “Know Before You Go”. Visit our website at; http://www.fs.usda.gov/angeles/ to get the latest on conditions or restrictions that may affect the area you plan on visiting.