Category Archives: Public Recreation Areas

Being Bear Aware

It’s important to be informed about bears and what to do when you come into contact with them. Bears are not tame, gentle, or cuddly; they are unpredictable and potentially dangerous. A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear Don’t be … Continue reading

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National Forests are Prime Recreation Destinations

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released findings of a visitor survey that shows US Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists and $11 billion in tourist spending to businesses and communities that … Continue reading

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Birding IS Big Business

Birdwatching is among America’s most popular recreational activities…and growing. Why Birding? Ask the 47+ million birdwatchers in America why they love birds, and you’ll likely get a range of replies as diverse as the birds themselves. With colors and songs that … Continue reading

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Discover a New Reason to Love the Outdoors

Longer summer days and warmer weather provide great opportunities for families to get outside and discover something new. With summer right around the corner, L.L.Bean is encouraging families to discover ways to enjoy the outdoors and is launching the 2013 … Continue reading

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Outdoor Recreation as an Economic Engine

Millions of Americans and Canadians take pleasure in the pursuit of enjoyment in the outdoors. But we rarely consider the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry on local communities and the entire country. Newly released information from three separate … Continue reading

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Colorado County Campground Offers Vintage Airstream

A 31-foot Airstream trailer, the 2006 75th anniversary edition of the company’s Classic model, will be available to campers at Larimer County’s South Bay Campground at Horsetooth Reservoir beginning Memorial Day weekend. “I’ve got to rent it out about 175 … Continue reading

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43 Million Americans Camped in 2011

Almost 43 million Americans participated in camping last year, according to a new study released today by The Outdoor Foundation and sponsored by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and The Coleman Co. Inc. According to a news release, that equates … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Camping in National Parks

ForestCamping.com, a comprehensive website for camping in national forests and grasslands, provides detailed information for campers interesting in discovering an alternative to camping in national parks. Whether a first time visitor to a national park, or a returning  visitor, ForestCamping.com … Continue reading

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Michigan Recreation 101 Receives National Recognition

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation Division has been honored by the National Association of State Park Directors. The association recently gave its 2012 President’s Award to the agency in recognition of its Recreation 101 program—a … Continue reading

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Top Fall Color Hotspots in National Forests

Fall colors are about to burst all over the country and the U.S. Forest Service wants you to get outdoors and enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular seasons in your national forests. “Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to … Continue reading

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