COLUMBIA — The U.S. Forest Service announced Sept. 28 as its second fee-free day of 2013 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Fees will be waived at all day-use fee sites operated by the USDA Forest Service.
“Each fee-free day offers a great incentive for forest visitors to experience scenic areas and recreational activities they might not have explored before,” said Rick Lint, forest supervisor for Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests. “National Public Lands Day promotes nationwide volunteer opportunities as well, so that folks can get out and get involved in their national forests.”
Sumter National Forest day-use fees will be waived at the Fell, Lick Fork and Parsons Mountain recreation areas, at the Cedar Springs and Parsons Mountain OHV trails on the Long Cane Ranger District, and at Buncombe Horse Trail and Enoree OHV Trail on the Enoree Ranger District.
Francis Marion National Forest day-use fees will be waived at Buck Hall recreation area and at the Wambaw Cycle Trail.
Visit www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnfs/workingtogether/volunteering for volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day. The U.S. Forest Service will also offer a fee-free weekend Nov. 9 through Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day.
Visit www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs for more information on the national forests in South Carolina.