Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources

Renewing Body and Spirit, Inspiring Passion for the Land

“Perhaps the rebuilding of the body and spirit is the greatest service derivable from our forests, for what worth are material things if we lose the character and quality of people that are the soul of America.”

--Arthur Carhart, Forest Service Landscape Architect, 1919

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  • Recreation.Gov is your one-stop source for finding and reserving recreational opportunities on federal lands.
  • Find a forest or grassland by state to find recreational opportunities in addition to those that are listed on Recreation.Gov.


America's Great Outdoors

For America

On February 16, 2011 President Obama received the report “America’s Great Outdoors: A Promise to Future Generations.” The primary themes of the AGO report: connecting Americans to nature, conserving and restoring landscapes, and working together for America’s Great Outdoors are found in our Framework for Sustainable Recreation. We look forward to working with our communities on these priorities that promote the full benefits of recreating in the great outdoors!

Framework for Sustainable Recreation

Framework for Sustainable Recreation

"Renewing Body and Spirit, Inspiring Passion for the Land": A Framework for Sustainable Recreation

USDA Forest Service’s Framework for Sustainable Recreation will help shape recreation’s role in promoting forest and grassland health and in advancing and strengthening the vitality of communities that are adjacent to National Forests.


Let's Move!


Let’s Move! is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.


Wilderness Spotlight

Wilderness is the land that is rare, wild places where one can retreat from civilization, reconnect with the Earth, and find healing, meaning and significance.!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&pname=Forest%20Service%20-%20Recreation&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ss=11&pnavid=null&navid=110000000000000&ttype=main&cid=null