Tourists and Travelers

They are the places you know about and the places you never imagined - cacti and canyons, arroyos and outcrops, glacial ice fields and frozen tundra, wide-open vistas and solitary hideaways.  They are your public lands.  As intriguing and diverse as America itself, public lands are host to a number of outstanding places to hike, camp, fish, hunt, mountain bike, watch wildlife, or just kick back and relax.

Discover adventure on your public lands like the people in these photos.

Get Ready!

Take whirlwind tours of the amazing natural and cultural resources found on public lands. More>>

Get Set!

Raring to go beyond armchair travels? Visitor information is just a click away. More>>

Go! 

Once you have decided to visit your public lands, learn more about BLM opportunities. More>>


Spotlight on Tourism


Landscapes of the American Spirit

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) 
contains some of the West’s most spectacular landscapes. It includes National Conservation Areas, National Monuments, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Historic and Scenic Trails.  More>> 

 


Geotourism

Dalton Highway, Alaska

BLM recently joined the National Geographic Society in a ceremony at Society headquarters unveiling a ground-breaking framework to formally adopt the principles of geotourism.

Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents. More>>


Voluntourism

Volunteer doing trail work at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Voluntourism is becoming an exciting frontier for getting people involved in volunteer activities on public lands, while they are on vacation. For more information visit Take Pride in America's voluntourism web page or voluntourism.org.


Passport In Time

Volunteer working on a PIT project

Passport in Time (PIT) is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program. Volunteers work with professional archaeologists and historians on projects including archaeological excavation, rock art restoration, surveys, archival research, historic structure restoration, gathering of oral histories, and writing interpretive brochures.  More>>>


BLM Interpretive and Visitor Centers

 Pompeys Pillar National Monument Interpretive Center

At BLM interpretive and visitor centers, you can obtain information about places to visit, events and programs, road and recreation site conditions, and other useful information to help take full advantage of your visit.  More>>


BLM Tourism and Community Service

Bike Riders, Fort Ord, California

The BLM’s tourism and community services program helps diversify and stabilize the economies of local communities.  More>>