BLM announces free-fee days

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The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees in 2013 for visitors to the BLM's National System of Public Lands on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 9-11,Veterans Day weekend.

These fee-free days also include areas managed within the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System.

The fee-free requirement only applies to standard amenity fees, such as individual day-use fees. Other fees, such as those for group day use, overnight camping and cabin rentals, will remain in effect.

New Mexico fee-free sites include: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River which includes Wild Rivers and Orilla Verde Recreation Areas, Santa Cruz Lake, Valley of Fires Recreation Area, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Aguirre Spring Recreation Site and Dripping Springs Natural Area.

For more information, please visit BLM's website at: www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation/BLM_Fee_Free_Days.html.