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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


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