The Wayne National Forest in Ohio is waiving its trail fees over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 8-11. The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. This fee waiver applies to trail use only.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (November 4, 2014) – The Wayne National Forest in Ohio is waiving its trail fees over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 8-11. The fee waivers are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. This fee waiver applies to trail use only.
"One way we honor our veterans for the dedication and sacrifices they have made is to offer them and their families an opportunity to enjoy Wayne National Forest trails without the need to purchase a trail permit," said Forest Supervisor Tony Scardina.
The Forest Service also honors active duty military members year-round with the free Interagency Annual Military Pass honored at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.
The Wayne National Forest has over 400 miles of multiple-use trails, which include horse, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway motorcycle (OHM), mountain bike, and hiking trails that are open from April 15 through December 15. Hiking is allowed on all trails year-round.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne. Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs and also on Facebook.
The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes twenty states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota. There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R9.
The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/.
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