Here at the Forest Service, we work to sustainably manage the land - providing both a beautiful, natural landscape and a variety of recreational opportunities for you to enjoy, National Forests provide clean water, clean air, and miles of undeveloped habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The use of public lands is a wonderful priviledge, and each Forest is managed based upon its unique landscape. Please be sure to visit your local Forest offices before heading outdoors in order to get information on current conditions, as well as any permits you may need. To find out more information about Passes & Permits, please click HERE

Find a Recreation Area on a National Forest in the Eastern Region

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Where to Hunt on National Forests

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The Eastern Region of the Forest Service offers hunting opportunities ranging from small game, waterfowl, upland birds, to deer.

Your Recreation Fees Make a Difference!

Each year, the Forest Service collects recreation fees for a variety of facilities and services. Learn more about how your fees are utlized locally... 


Seneca Rocks Recreation Area - Monongahela National Forest - West Virginia

Are you going to be in the West Virginia Area? Want to check out an impressive rock formation?  Then check out the Seneca Rocks Recreation area - its a must see destination! 

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness - Superior National Forest

The Superior National Forest is home to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, click to check out more information regarding this incredible destination!