Adventure Pass parking permits will not be required this Saturday in all areas of the San Bernardino National Forest, a spokesman announced Wednesday.
"This Saturday marks National Get Outdoors Day, a great way to connect communities with public lands all over the country," acting Forest Recreation Officer Al Colby said in a statement. "This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and appreciate the open spaces and enjoy healthy recreation on the forest."
Also Saturday, on roads that access many forest attractions, members of the Orange County Wheelmen bicyle club are planning their 28th Annual 100-mile "." They start Saturday morning in Redlands.
Caltrans issued an advisory Wednesday that included route info from Redlands to SR330, SR 18, Big Bear Dam, Fawnskin, Big Bear City, and SR 38 back to Redlands.
"The riders are expected to be off SR 38 by approximately 4:00 p.m.," the Caltrans advisory stated.
Forest Service "Fee Free" days this year are:
- National Get Outdoors Day - June 9
- National Public Lands Day - September 29
- Veterans Day weekend - November 10-12
"Visitors who inadvertently commit a Daily Adventure Pass on 'fee free' days can have it replaced free-of-charge," forest officials said. "Forest visitors are reminded that even though the Adventure Pass fee will be waived, other fees such as campground, reservation and group site fees may still be applicable."
For more information about the National Forest Adventure Pass program, visit www.fs.usda.gov/adventurepass.
The San Bernardino National Forest covers more than 1,000 square miles, four mountain ranges and two Southern California counties.
Visitors can call ahead and check local conditions and restrictions at the following offices and ranger stations:
San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office
602 S. Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino (909) 382-2600
Lytle Creek Ranger Station
1209 Lytle Creek Road, Lytle Creek (909) 382-2851
Arrowhead Ranger Station
28104 State Highway 18, Skyforest (909) 382-2782
Big Bear Ranger Station and Discovery Center
41397 North Shore Drive / Highway 38, Fawnskin (909) 382-2790
Mill Creek Ranger Station
34701 Mill Creek Road, Mentone (909) 382-2881
Idyllwild Ranger Station
54270 Pine Crest, Idyllwild (909) 382-2922
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74 Palm Desert (760) 862-9984