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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Los Padres Waives Adventure Pass for Veterans’ Day

In recognition of America’s military veterans, Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that November 11-13 will be a “Fee Free” weekend in honor of Veterans’ Day.


A National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors recreating this weekend in all areas of the Los Padres except for the Santa Barbara Ranger District’s Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area, where an Adventure Pass will still be required.

“Each year on Veterans’ Day, the Los Padres and all national forests acknowledge the heroism of the veterans of our Armed Forces,” said Los Padres National Forest Supervisor Peggy Hernandez. “This year we are pleased to offer fee-free throughout the weekend. This gives the public the chance to enjoy the natural treasures of our forest, and take time to reflect on the sacrifices of our past and present servicemembers.”

“Fee Free” days are offered each year on National Trails Day, “Back to School” season, National Public Lands Day, and Veterans’ Day. The “Fee Free” days are observed throughout Southern California on Los Padres, San Bernardino, Angeles, and Cleveland National Forests.

Visitors who inadvertently commit a Daily Adventure Pass this weekend can have it replaced free-of-charge. Visitors are reminded that even though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived this weekend, other fees such as campground, reservation and group site fees may still be applicable.

Visitors are encouraged to “Know Before You Go,” and to contact your local Ranger Station for more information on current conditions.

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