The U.S. Forest Service is encouraging people to get outdoors on Saturday.
Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day and as part of that, the Forest Service will offer a “fee-free” day on Saturday.
The Forest Service says most day-use recreation areas in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests that are open for the season and operated by the Forest Service will waive their normal day-use fees.
Officials add that concessionaires who operate campgrounds and other amenities may choose whether to participate in the fee-free days.
According to officials, all sites with fee-free days in effect will post notice at the fee stations.
In addition, forest visitors may check with their local Forest Service office to find out in advance if fee-free days will exist at their favorite sites.
The closest office to Stephens County is the Chattooga River District Office in Lakemont. Its phone number is 706-754-6221.
Go Outdoors Day, or just “Go Day,” as it is often called, was launched in 2008 through a partnership between the Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition.
For more information, visit NationalGetOutdoorsDay.org.