PHOENIX, January 15, 2020 — For Immediate Release. Visitors to the Tonto National Forest will be able to enjoy many day-use recreation sites – such as picnic grounds, shorelines, and boat launches operated by the Tonto National Forest – without having to purchase a pass on five days this year.
The USDA Forest Service is waiving fees on:
Ø *Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 20
Ø *President’s Day: Feb. 17
Ø National Get Outdoors Day: June 13
Ø National Public Lands Day: Sept. 26
Ø *Veterans Day: Nov. 11
*On these observed holidays, all Tonto National Forest Ranger District offices along with the Supervisor’s Office will close. Offices will resume normal business hours the following day.
The fee waiver program is offered in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.
Fees charged at facilities operated by concessionaires, as well as fees for overnight camping at Forest Service-developed campgrounds, will not be waived.
For the remainder of 2020, a Tonto Pass usually is required at day-use sites and can be purchased at over 200 vendor locations or local Forest Service offices. Tonto Daily Pass vendor locations are available at the Tonto National Forest website, and can also be purchased at fee machines located across the Forest. For information regarding passes, call the Tonto National Forest at 602-225-5200 during standard business hours.