It will be a chance to "delight in the hardy life of the open," as Theodore Roosevelt said.
Fees will be waived by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all weekend, from Feb. 13 to 15, while the U.S. Forest Service will only offer one fee-free day on Feb. 15 – Presidents Day proper.
Notably absent from the list of federal agencies is the National Park Service, which left Presidents Day weekend off its list of fee-free days for 2016, despite waiving fees for the holiday in both 2015 and 2014.
Park service spokesman Jeff Olson didn't give a reason for cutting the weekend from the 2016 fee-free days, but said it likely coincided with the decision to offer an expanded 16 free days in honor of the park service centennial this year.
Teddy would be proud.
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