ROLLA, Mo. (June 7, 2018) – The Mark Twain National Forest will be participating in the June 9, 2018 National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day). GO Day is an outgrowth of the Get Outdoors USA! campaign, which encourages Americans, especially our youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters. National Get Outdoors Day was launched on June 14, 2008 and has grown every year. Building on the success of More Kids in the Woods and other important efforts to connect Americans, especially children, with nature and an active lifestyle, the USDA Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition continue to pursue an inclusive, nationwide effort to inspire and motivate people to experience the plentiful opportunities to get outdoors.
The Mark Twain National Forest is excited to participate in this year’s National Get Outdoors Day by offering free camping Friday June 8thand Saturday June 9th, 2018 as well as free day use Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th, 2018. While this does not include concession sites or the Chadwick and Sutton Bluff OHV permit areas, there are still plenty of areas to get outdoors and enjoy the Mark Twain National Forest for free.
Fee Free days are also being planned for select sites across the Mark Twain National Forest during National Public Lands Day, September 22 and Veterans Day Weekend, November 10-11, 2018.