National forest hosts fee-free weekend

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

For those wishing to spend one last weekend enjoying Mother Nature's beauty, Mark Twain National Forest will offer a fee-free weekend in observance of National Public Lands Day and National Tribal Lands Day from Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer weekend to improve and enhance public lands enjoyed by Americans.

No fees will be charged to those camping in non-reserved sites at areas operated by Mark Twain National Forest on Friday and Saturday. A nominal fee will be charged for reserved sites, those operated by concessionaires and for motorized trails.

Mark Twain National Forest is comprised of over 1.5 million acres in 29 counties in southern and central Missouri.

For more information on recreational opportunities at Mark Twain National Forest, visit

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