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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

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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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