National Parks are free to visit on Saturday, National Get Outdoors Day

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 11th, and the United States Forest Service is celebrating with waived fees at most of the National Parks across the nation.

National Get Outdoors Day, also referred to as “GO Day,” is an annual event aiming to promote healthy and active outdoor fun for participants of all ages.

The fee waiver applies to areas managed by the United States Forest Service. Areas include picnic areas, boat ramps, visitor centers and interpretive sites.

It also includes more than 25,000 miles worth of trailheads on 16 National Forests and Grasslands between Washington and Oregon states.

To find the closest recreational site near you, click here.

Some locations that are privately operated on Forest Service lands may still charge fees on National Get Outdoors Day. Overnight activities, including camping, cabin rentals, and other permits are not included in the fee waiver.