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Flying UAS for Fun on National Forest System Lands

Anyone who want to fly an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on National Forest System lands for fun or recreation must meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.

Please visit the FAA's website to learn about new changes to recreational drone flying in the United States.

Members of the public may fly UAS for hobby or recreation in many places on National Forest System lands. However, there are areas on National Forest System lands where UAS can’t be flown as mandated by federal law and in accordance with FAA guidelines.  

Please contact the FAA or a Forest Service regional aviation officer for more information about flying a drone for recreational use.