Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day June 8 with the Forest Service!

Woodsy Owl and Smokey BearExperience free outdoor activities and family fun at the annual National Get Outdoors Day Saturday June 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver.

Kids and families can enjoy climbing a rock wall, learning how to shoot a bow and arrow, catching a fish from a pond, soccer, disc golf, and more.  A historic fur trader encampment will re-enact life at Fort Vancouver during the 1840s.

National Get Outdoors Day is a national free event that encourages local residents, especially youth, to pursue healthy, active outdoor lifestyles by embracing our parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waters. The Gifford Pinchot and Mt. Hood National Forests, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, City of Vancouver, Parks Foundation of Clark County and many other public, private, and non-profits groups are partnering together to present this local event. 

At Get Outdoors Day, visitors can also explore the annual Brigade Encampment, which re-enacts the return of Hudson's Bay Company fur brigades to Fort Vancouver.  Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate cooking, crafts, games, dances, and music of the 1840s.  Hands-on activities and black powder demonstrations of replica 1840s weaponry will also take place.

New this year: Don't throw it out! Learn how to repair it at Repair Clark County!  Next door at Pearson Field Education Center from 12:00 to 2:00 Repair Clark County will help community members  work with skilled volunteers to repair broken or damaged goods.  For more info, visit: www.RepairClarkCounty.org

Get Outdoors Day groups and activities include:

  • Bluegrass jam
  • Audubon Society
  • Bonneville Lock & Dam
  • City of Vancouver
  • Vancouver Parks & Rec
  • Vancouver Urban Forestry
  • Water Resource Ed. Center
  • Vive Northwest
  • C-Tran
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Friends of Trees
  • Hike it Baby
  • Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  • Master Gardeners
  • Friends of Fort Vancouver
  • Girl Scouts of OR & SW WA
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Mount St. Helens Institute
  • Mt. Hood National Forest
  • Pacific Crest Trail Association
  • Quick Start Sports
  • Cascade Forest Conservancy
  • Silver Star Search & Rescue
  • Timber Lake Jobs Corps
  • SW WA Anglers
  • Little Feet Hiking
  • WA Trails Association
  • USFWS National Wildlife Refuges
  • U.S. Forest Service Fire
  • WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
  • Columbia River Gorge Nat'l Scenic Area
  • Glen's Hands-On Gizmos
  • WA Timbers Football Club
  • Oregon Caves National Monument
  • Parks Foundation of Clark County
  • Ultimate Hunt
  • Backcountry Horsemen
  • Fishing
  • Pokemon Go
  • Urban Abundance
  • Waste Connections
  • Confluence Project 

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