by US Forest Service staff
Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
“National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, and perhaps be motivated to join in with other volunteers and help us restore America’s precious natural resources,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke.
Day-use fees will be waived at:
Angelina National Forest – Caney Creek and Townsend.
Sabine National Forest – Haley’s Ferry, Ragtown, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, Lakeview and Willow Oak.
Davy Crockett National Forest – Ratcliff Lake and Piney Creek Horse Trail.
Sam Houston National Forest – Double Lake, Cagle Boat Ramp and Scott’s Ridge Boat Ramp.
Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands – Coffee Mill Lake, Bois d’Arc Trail, West Lake Crockett, Black Creek Lake, Valley View and TADRA.
The focus of National Public Lands Day is to instill a sense of shared stewardship and educate the public about the importance of natural resources. More than 170,000 volunteers are expected to provide assistance in the nation’s largest, hands-on volunteer effort to improve America’s public lands.
For more information, visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/texas