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Complimentary Access to San Bernardino National Forest Day-Use Sites on January 15, 2024

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., ( – The San Bernardino National Forest will be offering complimentary access to most of the day-use sites under its management on January 15, 2024.

This initiative is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a significant national federal holiday. Please note that the participation of concession-operated sites may vary.

Normally, visitors to the forest must purchase a National Forest Adventure Pass to use designated sites and areas of the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests.

Visitors to these designated sites and areas are required to display the pass in their vehicles or have proof of a digital pass purchase. The Adventure Pass is not a national pass like the America the Beautiful Interagency Passes. It is a local regional pass, required only on the four forests listed above.

America the Beautiful Interagency Passes are also accepted at all locations where the Adventure Pass is required. To see sites that require a pass go to

Six agencies participate in the Interagency Pass Program: USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They all offer fee-free days; a list of the dates for each agency is available at:

To help you get the most out of your visitor experience, read helpful tips at our “Know Before You Go” site at

There are four additional fee-free days offered by the forest. They are: June 8 for National Get Outdoors Day; June 19 for Juneteenth; Sept. 28 for National Public Lands Day, and; Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

(US Forest Service)

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