National forests and grasslands are ours to enjoy now. We want them to be enjoyed for future generations as well. So is it up to all of us to care of these natural resources. This means we can all enjoy the recreational activities of our choosing, but please do it responsibly.
Find Recreational Opportunities
Find trails, campgrounds, and many other recreation opportunities offered in the varied landscapes of the Pacific Southwest Region's National Forest system lands!
Please visit individual forest websites for details on the exciting recreational opportunities that await you there.
Forest Visitor Maps, National Forest Atlas, and Wilderness Maps are available for purchase at the U.S. Geological Survey Store, most Forest & Grassland Offices in the region and other retail outlets. Many Forest Visitor Maps are also available for purchase as georeferenced PDFs on Avenza, for use on mobile devices.
Most national forest system lands are open, free of charge for your use and enjoyment. User fees that help pay for facilities and services may be charged at some sites. Several types of passes and permits exist for sites that require fees.
Know Before You Go! Check out some key safety tips, learn how to help minimize your impact on natural resources & more.
A uniquely American idea, wilderness is part of our heritage and is passed on as a legacy to our children. Firmly attached to the American past, the legacy that is wilderness will remain indispensable to the American future.
It is not just government agencies that are responsible for protecting and managing our national wild & scenic rivers. Many of us get our drinking water from rivers, and many of the animals we like to see live there. You are every bit as critical.
Recreation. gov is your one-stop shop for trip planning, information sharing and reservations brought to you by 12 federal Participating Partners.
Recreation Fees Make a Difference
These reports highlight accomplishments provided through recreation fee dollars, the revenues and expenditures, and a sampling of planned projects in the Pacific Southwest Region.
More information about motorized bikes or e-bikes.
Special Use Permits
A special-use permit or authorization is a legal document such as a permit, term permit, lease, or easement, allowing occupancy, use, rights, or privileges of agency land.