The San Juan National Forest will waive fees at many recreation sites Monday, in honor of Americans who have served in the armed services. All San Juan Forest offices will be closed that day in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday.
The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to commemorate holidays and encourage Americans to visit their public lands. Veterans Day is the final fee-free day for 2019. The next fee-free day will be Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2020.
Fees will be waived at sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the National Recreation Reservation System. Since many recreation sites are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to contact the appropriate ranger district office to determine which sites are open and will have fees waived.
Check the weather forecast and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations. Use good judgment and basic safety precautions when hiking, fishing or camping in the San Juans. Fire danger remains high across the San Juans, and campfire safety and prevention is always a priority. Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure it is out before leaving the area.
For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan.