How To

a drawing showing the layers of the earth and a sprout that is growing


When you visit National Conservation Lands, respect for nature’s unpredictability needs to be top of mind. You’d better come prepared, because in most instances it’s just you and the great outdoors. No bathrooms, no water fountains, no gas stations, no restaurants, no visitors centers, no cell coverage, no park rangers. We’re here with resources to help you plan, prepare, and visit accordingly.

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When you visit America’s public lands, you have a unique opportunity to connect with yourselves, with each other, and with the history and meaning of the land itself. Learn more about the ongoing story of the land – and how you can become a part of it – below.

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When you visit America’s public lands, you’re more than a tourist – you’re a steward of the land and a caretaker for the next generation of explorers. We’ll show you how to keep the land clean, in good health, and accessible.

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