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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tonto Forest makes Veteran's Day fee-free

Phoenix (October 31, 2011) Tonto National Forest recreation specialists announced today that they are joining with other agencies included under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) in hosting a final “fee-free” event for the year on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11.

Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the forest for these listed dates.

During all other times, the Tonto Pass is required at more than 50 recreation sites including Salt and Verde river locations, boat launch ramps, swimming areas, day use areas, and campgrounds.

Information about the Tonto Pass fee program and a list of Tonto Pass vendor locations is available at the Tonto National Forest website, www.fs.usda.gov/tonto, or call the Tonto National Forest at 602-225-5200.

The other forest fee-free days this year were National Get Outdoors Day in June and National Public Lands Day in September.

The U.S. Forest Service mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land and is the world’s largest forestry research organization.

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