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Fees waived in forests and parks on Veterans Day weekend
If that $3 parking fee has kept you from visiting your favorite trail lately, Veterans Day weekend will be a great time to get out for a hike.
The U.S. Forest Service announced it is waiving user fees Nov. 10-12 at 17,000 parking and picnic areas, campgrounds and other recreation sites.
If you served in the military and have free time Nov. 12, state parks are also waiving fees.
Bring one of these, and everyone in your car gets in the park for free:
- A valid active, reserve or retired military identification card
- An identification card from the Veterans’ Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion
- Discharge papers or a DD214
- Other proof of service
Active-duty military members will also be able to pick up free national park passes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Fort Carson PX. The passes are good for free entry into every national park for a year, an $80 value you definitely don't want to pass on.