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US Forest Service day-use sites are free this Saturday

Willamette National Forest
Tom Iraci
A day-use fee will be waived this Saturday, June 11 at National Forest sites in Oregon and Washington. File photo of Willamette National Forest.

Parking is free this Saturday, June 11, at U.S. Forest Service day-use sites that normally charge a fee. It’s in celebration of “National Get Outdoors Day.”

The agency says the fee waiver is in effect at trailheads, picnic areas, boat ramps and visitors centers at the 16 national forests and grasslands in Oregon and Washington. It does not apply to overnight activities such as camping and cabin rentals.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”