What We Do
The BLM public lands in Oregon and Washington offer unlimited recreation opportunities. On more than 15 million acres of public lands, visitors can picnic with family and friends in western Oregon one weekend, then explore the remote wildlands east of the Cascade Mountains the next. Recreational settings include evergreen forests; high desert; lava flows; rugged river canyons and rushing whitewater; sand dunes; coastal headlands, spits, and estuaries; and cultural settings such as historic trails, ranches, and archeological sites. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and boating are just some of the many activities to enjoy on your public lands.
Click on the following links to access additional BLM recreation policy and fee information:
- Oregon/Washington BLM Fees and Permits
- Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA)
- Recreation Fee & Permit Policy and Special Recreation Application and Permit form
- Federal Interagency Recreation Pass
- Recreation Resource Advisory Committees (Recreation RACs)
- Recreation Fee/Permit Program FAQs
- Recreation Site Search
- Fees and Permits
- Special Areas
- Stewardship and Outdoor Ethics
RMP Recreation Outreach
Recreation and visitor services will play a role throughout the western Oregon planning effort. The implementation of new National planning guidance specific to Wild and Scenic Rivers and recreation and visitor services has prompted the BLM to further engage with the public As a result of new guidance and public scoping comments, the BLM is reaching out to the public to gather recreation related information.
Recreation demands and expectations related to public lands managed by the BLM in western Oregon have dramatically changed since the BLMs current RMP was completed in 1995. Public use and enjoyment of BLM-administered lands have been affected by intense competition among increasing numbers of people for a finite amount of resources. Recreation visitation and use are expected to increase, especially in areas near growing communities. The BLM asked the public to answer several planning questions related to Recreation area management and Wild and Scenic Rivers. Comments were submitted by March 1, 2013 and the feedback is being used by the RMPs for Western Oregon planning team. If you would like to learn more about the RMPs for Western Oregon, visit http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon.