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Know Before You Go

Have you visited a national forest or grassland lately? There’s plenty to see and a lot of things to do. It’s your land, and it’s waiting for just for you.

Majesty. Wonder. The spirit of adventure. It’s all tucked amid the trees . . . waiting for you. Have you explored one of America’s national forests lately?

Enjoy the Outdoors

Two people paddle across the water in a small Boat.

Your national forests and grasslands provide a natural arena for a wide variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities. To help you get the most of our your experience, read these helpful tips:


Stay Safe

Students listen in during a talk out in the woods.

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


Brave the Elements

A winding road leads you to your destination.

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

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. 

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