EXPLORE AND ENJOY THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL FOREST
The National Forests and Grasslands provide the greatest diversity of outdoor
recreation opportunities in the world, connecting you with nature in an unmatched variety of settings
and activities. You hike, bike, ride horses and drive off-highway vehicles. You picnic, camp, hunt, fish,
and navigate waterways. You view wildlife and scenery, and explore historic places. You glide though powder
at world class alpine resorts and challenge yourselves on primitive cross-country ski or snowmobile routes.
Outdoor recreation is fun -- and so much more. It provides physical challenge, requires development of life-long skills, provokes
interest and inquiry, and inspires wonder and awe of the natural world. Recreation thereby contributes greatly to the physical,
mental, and spiritual health of individuals, bonds family and friends, instills pride in heritage, and provides economic benefits
to communities, regions, and the nation. Indeed, outdoor recreation has become an essential part of our American culture.