Camp free during National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30

Forest visitors can enjoy a free stay at campgrounds on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests during National Public Lands Day, which takes place on Sept. 30.

The forest is waiving campground fees at all fee campgrounds on Sept. 30 as a part of the nationwide celebration of public lands. Regular fees still apply at reserved campsites.

In addition to being a “fee–free day,” National Public Lands Day brings together hundreds of thousands of volunteers for a variety of projects on public lands.

To celebrate this year, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is teaming up with the Pierce Youth Challenge Academy for a campground cleanup event on the forest.

Held every year on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation in conjunction with a variety of participating partners, including the USDA Forest Service.

In 2015, more than 200,000 volunteers worked on projects across the United States.

Learn more about National Public Lands Day at http://bit.ly/NPLDfaq.

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