Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for National Public Lands Day

September 20, 2022 – The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas are waiving fees at day-use recreation sites on September 24 for National Public Lands Day.

“I encourage everyone to enjoy the grasslands or forests; this Saturday and every day possible,” Forest Supervisor Kimpton Cooper said.

Camping fees remain in effect, but day-use fees are waived on Saturday, September 24, at these recreation areas and trails:

  • Angelina National Forest: Caney Creek and Townsend.
  • Sabine National Forest: Haley’s Ferry, East Hamilton, Indian Mounds, and Willow Oak.
  • Davy Crockett National Forest: Ratcliff Lake and Piney Creek Horse Trail.
  • Sam Houston National Forest: Cagle Boat Ramp, Scotts Ridge Boat Ramp (Swim Beach is closed), and Double Lake.
  • Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands: Coffee Mill Lake, Black Creek Lake, and East Lake Crockett.

Other fee-free days are National Get Outdoors Day and Veteran’s Day weekend.

For more information, contact the Angelina District Office at 936-897-1068; Sabine District Office at 409-625- 1940; Davy Crockett District Office at 936-655-2299; Sam Houston District Office at 936-344-6205; the Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson Grasslands at 940-627-5475, or visit the website at