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Daniel Boone National Forest Waives Recreation Fees on National Get Outdoors Day

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In time with the celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, Daniel Boone National Forest (Kentucky) is waiving recreation fees on Saturday, June 11.

As per a report, fees will not be collected at forest-operated recreational sites on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Forest Service. The waiver doesn’t apply to concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas.

Daniel Boone National Forest Supervisor H. Scott Ray said that the National Get Outdoors Day was designed to allow both experienced outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to explore the public lands, Daniel Boone National Forest Supervisor H. Scott Ray said.

“I hope that our visitors take this opportunity to explore a new trail or enjoy a new activity on the Forest,” he said.

No recreation fee is required on Saturday, June 11, at the following locations:

  • Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Laurel River Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Bee Rock Boat Ramp – Laurel County
  • Clear Creek Boat Ramp – Bath County
  • Billy Branch Day Use “Picnic” Area – Rowan County
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • Whitman Branch Shooting Range – Laurel County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties
  • White Sulphur OHV Trail – Bath County

Camping fees are waived for Saturday evening, June 11, at the following locations:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell, and Wolfe counties
  • Bee Rock Campground – Laurel and Pulaski counties
  • S-Tree Campground – Jackson County
  • Great Meadows Campground – McCreary County
  • Barren Fork Horse Camp – McCreary County

As per the Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest manages more than 708,000 acres of national forest system lands within a 2.1 million-acre proclamation boundary. 

From over 600 miles of trails to two federally recognized wildernesses and more than 250 recreation sites, the Daniel Boone National Forest provides countless opportunities to explore eastern Kentucky’s landscape, heritage, and culture.

This story originally appeared on Fox 56

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