Forest Service Calls On People to “Get Outdoors” on Saturday

June 7, 2013

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.

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