JUNE 6, 2012

Fees waived for National Get Outdoors Day, June 9

No Tonto Passes required at day-use sites
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PHOENIX – Tonto National Forest recreation specialists, joining with other agencies included under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), is hosting a fee-free day on Saturday, June 9.

tonto forestDay-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the forest.

Camping and campground fees are not waived.

This year’s other fee waiver dates are as follows:
• Sept. 29 – National Public Lands Day
• Nov. 11 – Veterans’ Day

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.

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 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.