Tonto National Forest Announces Fee-free Dates for 2018

PHOENIX – Tonto National Forest joins other federal agencies in waiving fees at day-use sites on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15, the first of seven days the Tonto will provide people an easier way to experience national forests and grasslands, sometimes referred to as “America’s Backyard.”

The fee waiver program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the forest for these listed dates.  Camping and campground fees are not waived.  Concessionaire-operated sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

The 2018 fee-free days honored by the Tonto National Forest are:

·         Jan. 15            Martin Luther King, Jr Day

·         Feb. 19            President’s Day

·         June 9             National Get Outdoors Day

·         Sept. 22          National Public Lands Day

·         Nov. 10-11      Veterans Day

·         Nov. 23           Opt Outside Day

In January, fees will be waived at the following recreation sites on the Tonto National Forest:

–  Apache Lake – Burnt Corral Boating

–  Apache Lake – Crabtree Wash

–  Apache Lake – Davis Wash

–  Apache Lake – Lower Burnt Corral

–  Apache Lake – Three Mile Wash

–  Bartlett Lake – Rattlesnake

–  Bartlett Lake – Jojoba

–  Bartlett Lake – Yellow Cliffs

–  Bartlett Lake – Bartlett Flat

–  Bartlett Lake – SB Cove

–  Canyon Lake – Acacia

–  Canyon Lake – Boulder

–  Canyon Lake – Palo Verde

–  Canyon Lake – Laguna Boating

–  Canyon Lake – Palo Verde Boating

–  Roosevelt Lake – Cholla Boating

–  Roosevelt Lake – Grapevine Boating

–  Roosevelt Lake – Schoolhouse Boating

–  Roosevelt Lake – Windy Hill Boating

–  Roosevelt Lake – Grapevine Bay

–  Saguaro Lake – Saguaro Del Norte Boating

–  Saguaro Lake – Butcher Jones

–  Saguaro Lake – Saguaro Del Norte

–  Salt River – Blue Point

–  Salt River – Coon Bluff

–  Salt River – Goldfield

–  Salt River – Granite Reef

–  Salt River – Pebble Beach

–  Salt River – Phon D. Sutton

–  Salt River – Water Users

–  Verde River – Box Bar

–  Verde River – Needle Rock

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