Holistic-Helper.com Events | Merrily Smith Dallas, TX 972-447-0990 
HomeDirectory  |  Radio Events Articles  |  Blogs  |  Videos  | Advertise |  Store  |  Contact 
 

save money w a day-use pass to National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

Posted by: "Amy Martin" newsmoon@sbcglobal.net   moonladynews

Fri Feb 6, 2009 7:53 am (PST)


Day-use passes for recreation areas in the National Forests and
Grasslands in Texas are now available for purchase.

http://www.fs. fed.us/r8/ texas/ <http://www.fs. fed.us/r8/ texas/>

The pass entitles visitors to unlimited day use in participating
fee areas forest wide from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009 and includes
such things as access to boat launches, picnic areas, swim
beaches and trailheads.

Annual passes are $30 for one and $45 for two. Holders of
Interagency Senior or Access Passes or Golden Age or Access
passports pay $15 for one and $22.50 for two.

“For boaters who make regular trips to the lake, this is
one of the best bargains around,� said Forest Supervisor
Fred Salinas. “And the fees stay in the National Forests
and Grasslands in Texas to help maintain and improve the
recreation areas so many enjoy.�

The pass does not cover fees for overnight use, fees to reserve a
picnic pavilion, fees in other national forests or areas run by
private concessionaires.

Other popular passes available include the Interagency Senior
Pass and the Interagency Access Pass. These passes must be
obtained in person and require proof of age or of medical
disability.

The Interagency Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens
age 62 or older. This $10 pass allows the holder access to Bureau
of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks
Service and Forest Service sites that charge an entrance fee and
provides a 50 percent discount on some fees such as camping and
boat launching.

The Interagency Access Pass is a free pass for U.S. citizens who
have a permanent disability, regardless of age. Like the Senior
Pass, it allows the holder access to Bureau of Land Management,
Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service and Forest
Service sites that charge an entrance fee and provides a 50
percent discount on some fees such as camping and boat launching.

Passes may be purchased at Ranger District Offices in Zavalla,
Hemphill, Ratcliff, New Waverly and Decatur, or at the Forest
Supervisor’s Office in Lufkin. For more information, call
936-639-8501.
 
 
HomeDirectory  |  Radio Events Articles  |  Blogs  |  Videos  | Advertise |  Store  |  Contact |
© 2005 -2009 The Holistic Helper