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SFNF Waives Fees in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, for the federal holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Virtual business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Observed on the third Monday of January each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. The national day of service celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy by encouraging all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. VisitMLK Day of Service for more information, including volunteer opportunities in your area.

The SFNF will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites on Monday, Jan. 17. Since many recreation sites are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to check the status of sites online or contact the appropriate ranger district office ahead of time to determine which sites are open.

If you plan to visit the SFNF over the weekend, check the weather forecast, be prepared for winter weather conditions, and know before you go. For public health and safety, please follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and comply with state public health orders to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Remaining fee-free days for 2022 are:

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