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  • Forest Service Waives Recreation Fees for National Get Outdoors Day

    The Times|May 30, 2024

    PORTLAND, Ore. —The USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region will waive entry fees at most day-use recreation sites in national forests across Washington and Oregon on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. National Get Outdoors Day aims to connect Americans with the great outdoors and inspire them to lead healthy, active lifestyles. By waiving fees on this day, the Forest Service hopes to encourage the public to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available in their national forests. The...

  • Forest Service Waives Fees for Veterans Day

    The Times|Nov 11, 2021

    PORTLAND—The USDA Forest Service will waive fees at day‐use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington on Nov. 11, 2021 in honor of Veterans Day. This fee waiver is one small way of thanking and honoring our nation’s veterans. We hope this fee-free day will encourage veterans, their families, and all Americans to visit their national forests and enjoy the many benefits these public lands provide. The fee waiver includes many Forest Service picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, or other...

  • New resource for current fire conditions, usage restrictions on National Forests in WA, OR

    The Times|Jul 29, 2021

    PORTLAND— Members of the public planning their next outdoor adventure on National Forests in the Pacific Northwest now have a tool they can use to check fire information for more than one forest quickly and easily. The new resource can be found on the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region website, at Website visitors will find current fire information and usage restrictions for all National Forests in Washington and Oregon on one page, in an easy-to-use, at-a-glance format. The page can also be found linked t...

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