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Thu November 7, 2013

Fees Waived In National Forests For Veterans Weekend

The changing seasons in the Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
The changing seasons in the Chequamegon-Nicolet NF
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The Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites this weekend in honor of Veterans Day.

This is the fourth year the Forest Service is waiving fees says spokesperson David Melancon...

 

"....we've been waiving fees for Veterans Day and a couple other major holidays for many years now and it's basically one way for the Forest Service to say thank you to our veterans..."

The fees are also waived for non-veterans.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has more than 1.5 million acres of woods in northern Wisconsin. The Forest Service also honors active duty military members year-round with the free Interagency Annual Military Pass honored at all Forest Service and other federal sites.

Some sites may be closed for the winter. Melancon says it might be smart to contact the local Forest Service offices before heading out. You can also check the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website.