Santa Fe National Forest Waives Fees For MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 19, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

“These fee-free days are our way of thanking our millions of visitors but also to encourage more people to visit these great public lands,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “These lands belong to all Americans, and we encourage everyone to open the door to the great outdoors.”

Since many recreation sites on the Santa Fe National Forest are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to contact the appropriate ranger district office to determine which sites are open and will waive fees.

  • Coyote Ranger District – 575.638.5526
  • Cuba Ranger District – 575.575.289.3264  
  • Espanola Ranger District – 575.505.753.7331
  • Jemez Ranger District – 575.575.829.3535
  • Las Vegas Ranger District – 575.505.425.3534
  • Pecos Ranger District – 575.757.6121

Fees at national forests and grasslands are waived in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Day fee waiver is the first of five scheduled for 2015:

  • Jan. 19, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day;
  • Feb. 16, Presidents Day;
  • June 13, National Get Outdoors Day;
  • Sept. 26, National Public Lands Day; and
  • Nov. 11, Veterans Day.