The fee-free days save visitors a $5 daily fee at the trailheads for Umpqua Hot Springs, Howlock Mountain, Mt. Thielsen, and North Crater Horse Camp. Fees are also waived for boating sites at Diamond Lake's South Shore and North End, Thielsen View, and Lemolo Lake’s Poole Creek ramp.
There is currently no fee for parking at the South Umpqua Falls.
Federal agencies are authorized to charge standard amenity fees, commonly known as day-use fees, at recreation sites in the Northwest. Fees are not waived at campgrounds or for recreation rentals.
The fee waiver is a small, but special way to express our gratitude and appreciation for U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. It also supports the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Outside” initiatives.
For more information, contact the Umpqua National Forest at 541-672-6601.