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BLM “free” Days

January 2, 2014, 12:00 am

The Bureau of Land Management and Department of the Interior are waiving certain recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 20) President Day weekend (Feb. 15-17), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 27) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11) will be “fee-free” days for 2014, the BLM announced. That’s not completely true, though: The federal government will be waiving site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites, but other fees will remain in effect on those days, according to the BLM, such as camping fees, cabin rentals and group day use fees. Many BLM lands in New Mexico don’t have fees, but some do. BLM’s Taos field office oversees 65,000 acres of public land, including the Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River (no fees) and the Red River Wild and Scenic River (which have day-use fees). In the Rio Puerco Field Office, which manages lands south and west of Santa Fe, recreation areas like the Cebolla Wilderness don’t have fees but the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument does, according to the BLM website. (Justin Horwath)

 

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