Sept. 28 Public Lands Day Means Free Admission To State And National Recreation Sites
The 26th annual National Public Lands Day is this Saturday, Sept. 28. That means free visits to recreational sites around the nation.
People can visit any of the National Park Service’s more than 400 units in the country for free, as well as sites managed by other federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
Washington state parks and other state-managed recreation sites will also feature free admission on Saturday.
National Public Lands Day is also the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.
There are planned volunteer events throughout Oregon and Washington such as site cleanups and trail maintenance.
People who decide to volunteer on National Public Lands Day will receive a free-entry coupon to use at another time.
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