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Daniel Boone National Forest waives fees for National Public Lands Day

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, the Daniel Boone National Forest will waive all recreation area fees, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The Forest will also be celebrating by hosting a virtual photo contest.

The Forest invites the public to share some of their favorite memories of the Daniel Boone National Forest via a virtual photo contest. The most-liked photos will take turns as the Forest’s homepage and social media cover photos for the rest of the calendar year. The contest runs through Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12 noon EST. For more information on the photo contest, see the Facebook event.

For members of the public that wish to celebrate the day in the Forest, the following day-use sites will be fee-free on Saturday, September 24:

  • Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Laurel River Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Bee Rock Boat Ramp – Laurel County
  • Clear Creek Boat Ramp – Bath County
  • Billy Branch Day Use Picnic Area – Rowan County
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • Whitman Branch Shooting Range – Laurel County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties
  • White Sulphur OHV Trail – Bath County

On the evening of Saturday, September 24, the following overnight camping sites will be fee-free:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Bee Rock Campground – Laurel and Pulaski counties
  • S-Tree Campground – Jackson County
  • Great Meadows Campground – McCreary County
  • Barren Fork Horse Camp – McCreary County

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