Tag Archives: National Forest Service

Would You Leave Your Campfire Unattended?

Firefighters have discovered 23 illegal, abandoned, or escaped campfires burning on the Bitterroot National Forest in just the last seven days, according to a Bitterroot National Forest news release. Two of the fires were discovered Sunday morning (August 11) off … 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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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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Redesign of Recreation.gov

Recreation.gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, wildlife refuges, waterways, forests, and recreation areas, has a new look with expanded content and improved navigation tools. The redesign is an initial step … Continue reading

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Arizona Bear Count Reaches Three

Numerous bear sightings and activities and bear attacks have recently been reported by officials in various regions of the U.S. and Canada. Today’s post focuses on Tonto National Forest in the Payson, Arizona area. Arizona authorities have now killed three … Continue reading

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Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

An Arizona woman was injured this morning (May 1) when a bear ripped a hole in the tent where she, her husband, and their dog had been sleeping at Ponderosa Campground in Tonto National Forest, just off Highway 260 about … Continue reading

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Updated Forest Service Campground Guides Available

Fred and Suzi Dow, authors of ForestCamping.com, the comprehensive website for camping in national forests and grasslands, announced publication of revised and updated U.S. National Forest Campground Guides for the Pacific Northwest, Eastern, and Rocky Mountain regions. These guides include … Continue reading

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The Graying of National Park Visitors

The average visitor to some of the nation’s parks and wilderness areas is getting grayer, prompting a new emphasis on getting young people to unplug and head outdoors. “Without a generation of kids who have had good experiences with national … Continue reading

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U.S. Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers

U.S. Forest Service promotes wildflower viewing in national forests lands. The U.S. Forest Service has released an updated online wildflower map with hundreds of locations on national forests for prime wildflower viewing, making it easier than ever to enjoy America’s … Continue reading

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Camping Opportunities in National Forests & Grasslands

As summer camping season approaches many families will rely on ForestCamping.com for camping opportunities in national forests and grasslands. Old man winter may have made a late arrival in your area but summer and the family camping season is just … Continue reading

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