SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 18: A national day of service … ‘A day on, not a day off’… Courtesy image

SFNF News:

…SFNF Offices Closed for Federal Holiday

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites Monday, Jan. 18 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 18 for the federal holiday, resuming virtual business hours Tuesday, Jan. 19.

This year is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

For more information, visit MLK Day of Service.

The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to encourage Americans to visit their public lands. Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee.

Since many recreation sites are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to check the status or contact the appropriate ranger district office to determine, which sites are open.

If you plan to visit the Santa Fe National Forest over the weekend, know before you go. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for winter conditions. For public health and safety, follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and comply with state public health orders to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Remaining fee waiver dates for 2021:

  • President’s Day: Feb. 15, 2021
  • National Get Outdoors Day: June 12, 2021
  • National Public Lands Day: Sept. 25, 2021
  • Veterans Day: Nov. 11, 2021