The U.S, Forest Service waives fees at day-use sites for National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28th. This includes all day use recreation sites in Oregon and Washington – Picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitors centers.
Many National Public Lands Day volunteer projects are being held across Oregon and Washington. Projects include planting trees, building and repairing trails and bridges, removing trash and invasive plants, refurbishing historic structures, monitoring wildlife, and restoring natural habitats. Check with your local forest to find a volunteer event near you, and use our interactive recreation map to find a nearby recreation site.
National Public Lands Day brings together volunteers, agencies, and partner organizations to connect people to public lands in their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. Last year, over 113,000 National Public Lands Day participants volunteered at over 1,100 sites across the country, contributing a value of $11 million in public land improvements.