Daniel Boone National Forest Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, the Daniel Boone National Forest will waive all recreation area fees, except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas, on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

The following day-use sites will be fee-free on Saturday, September 24.

  • Laurel River Lake - all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Bee Rock Boat Ramp – Laurel County
  • Laurel River Lake - all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds
  • Whitman Branch Shooting Range – Laurel County

· Bee Rock Campground – Laurel and Pulaski counties

This also includes Cave Run Lake – all boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds, Clear Creek Boat Ramp – Bath County, Billy Branch Day Use Picnic Area – Rowan County, Natural Arch Scenic Area – McCreary County, Appletree Shooting Range – McCreary County, Keno Shooting Range – Pulaski County, Redbird Crest Trail – Clay and Leslie counties, and White Sulphur OHV Trail – Bath County.

The Forest will also be celebrating by hosting a virtual photo contest.

The Forest invites the public to share some of their favorite memories of the Daniel Boone National Forest via a virtual photo contest. The most-liked photos will take turns as the Forest’s homepage and social media cover photos for the rest of the calendar year. The contest runs through Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12 noon EST. For more information on the photo contest, see the Facebook event.

To learn more about the Daniel Boone National Forest, visit their website at, Facebook page at, or Twitter at

Press Release & Photo by Mary O'Malley
Public Affairs Specialist at Daniel Boone National Forest

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