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Know Before You Go


Enjoy the Outdoors

Your national forests and grasslands provide a natural arena for a wide variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities. Some sites require a modest recreation fee to help provide the services and facilities at the site.  To help you get the most of our your experience, read these helpful tips:

Recreation Fees and Passes

Camping

Driving

Shooting

Fishing

Responsible recreation

Hiking

Tree-cutting

Hunting

Wildlife photography

Mountain biking

Wildflowers

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or Drones

Off-highway vehicle touring

Electronic Bicycle Use

Stay Safe

The beauty and peacefulness of the forest may make you feel carefree, but you must remain vigilant for potentially dangerous situations.

Caves

Safety

Crime

Smoke/fire

Food

Sun Safety

If you get lost

Trees

Mines

Water safety

Ticks

 

Brave the Elements

The weather can change suddenly and dramatically. Be prepared by monitoring weather conditions before you set out for the day. 

Avalanches

Hurricanes

Hypothermia

Lightning

Floods

Tornadoes

Hail

Wind

Heat

 

Respect Wildlife

We share the outdoors with a variety of animals who make the forest their home. Remember, these are not pets. Keep a safe distance from them and be careful not to disturb their habitat. 

Bats

Mountain lions

Snakes

Bears

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