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Spotlight: 2014 Fee-Free Days on America’s Public Lands

Spotlight: 2014 Fee-Free Days on America’s Public Lands

An added incentive to explore, experience and discover the great outdoors

Tongass National Forest Come explore all your federal lands have to offer on fee free days! (Josh Tack/Share the Experience)

Several days throughout the year federal agencies waive fees, for areas that typically charge fees, to encourage everyone to enjoy their public lands.

Promoting the use of public lands supports the goals of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, which encourages all Americans to connect with the outdoors, and First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Outside initiative that encourages children and families to get out and get active.

Here are the 2014 fee-free days across federal lands of participating agencies.

2014 Fee-Free Days

Dates Event Participating Agency
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Feb. 15-17 President’s Day Weekend Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
April 19-20 National Park Week’s opening weekend National Park Service
June 14 National Get Outdoors Day U.S. Forest Service
Aug. 25 National Park Service’s 98th Birthday National Park Service
Sept. 27 National Public Lands Day Army Corps of Engineers
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Oct. 12 National Wildlife Refuge Day U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Nov. 8-11 Veteran's Day Weekend Army Corps of Engineers
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day National Park Service

If you're planning a trip in 2014 that includes several locations, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands. The America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass pays for itself in as few as five visits and is valid for a year from the month of purchase.