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Fees waived at national forests in honor of veterans

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Fees at many recreation sites and amenities at the Santa Fe National Forest will be waived over Veterans Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.

Other agencies also participating in the fee-free days including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Managements and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The fee-free availability includes sites in the Santa Fe National Forest which normally charge day-use fees and campgrounds. Site on the National Reservation System are not fee-free, according to a press release from the Santa Fe National Forest.

If you plan to visit, “know before you go,” by checking the weather forecast and being prepared for seasonal fluctuations.

Follow basic safety precautions for hiking, fishing and camping in the national forest.

Although fire danger is somewhat lower, campfire safety and prevention is always a priority while outdoors, according to the press release.

Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure it is out and cold before leaving your campsite.