Mark the calendar: Boone National Forest sets 2021 recreation fee waiver dates

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ)The Daniel Boone National Forest has announced recreation fee waiver dates for 2021. These “fee-free” dates apply to the Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas as listed below.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 18, 2021

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Fees are waived at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas.

Day-use sites – no recreation fee is required on Monday, January 18 at the following locations:

  • Cave Run Lake boat ramps
  • Laurel River Lake boat ramps
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • Clear Creek Shooting Range – Bath County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties

Campgrounds – camping fees are waived for Sunday evening, January 17 at the following locations:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Koomer Ridge Campground – Wolfe County
  • White Sulphur Horse Camp – Bath County
  • Claylick Boat-in Campground – Rowan County

President’s Day Weekend: February 13-15, 2021

Fees are waived at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas

Day-use sites – no recreation fee is required on Saturday, February 13; Sunday, February 14; or Monday, February 15 at the following locations:

  • Cave Run Lake boat ramps
  • Laurel River Lake boat ramps
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • Clear Creek Shooting Range – Bath County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties

Campgrounds – camping fees are waived for Friday evening, February 12; Saturday evening, February 13; and Sunday evening, February 14 at the following locations:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Koomer Ridge Campground – Wolfe County
  • White Sulphur Horse Camp – Bath County
  • Claylick Boat-in Campground – Rowan County

National Fishing and Boating Week: June 5-6, 2021

Boat ramp fees will be waived on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 at:

  • Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Laurel River Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds

National Get Outdoors Day:  June 12, 2021

Fees are waived at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas.

Day-use sites – no recreation fee is required on Saturday, June 12 at the following locations:

  • Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Laurel River Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • White Sulphur OHV Trail – Bath County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties

Campgrounds – camping fees are waived for Saturday evening, June 12 at the following locations:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Barren Fork Horse Camp – McCreary County

National Public Lands Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Fees are waived at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas.

Day-use sites – no recreation fee is required on Saturday, September 25 at the following locations:

  • Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Laurel River Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • White Sulphur OHV Trail – Bath County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties

Campgrounds – camping fees are waived for Saturday evening, September 25 at the following locations:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Claylick Boat-in Campground – Rowan County
  • Barren Fork Horse Camp – McCreary County

Veterans Day: November 11, 2021

Fees are waived at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas.

Day-use sites – no recreation fee is required on Thursday, November 11 at the following locations:

  • Cave Run Lake boat ramps
  • Laurel River Lake boat ramps
  • Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County
  • Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County
  • Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County
  • Clear Creek Shooting Range – Bath County
  • Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties
  • White Sulphur OHV Trail – Bath County

Campgrounds – camping fees are waived for Thursday evening, November 11 at the following locations:

  • Backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge – Menifee, Powell and Wolfe counties
  • Koomer Ridge Campground – Wolfe County
  • White Sulphur Horse Camp – Bath County
  • Claylick Boat-in Campground – Rowan County
  • Barren Fork Horse Camp – McCreary County