A man fishes in the Molalla River in Oregon. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

Recreation on Your Public Lands

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Recreation and Visitor Services

The Bureau of Land Management manages recreation resources and visitor services on public lands to support strong local economies and public land conservation.  The wide variety of diverse landscapes across BLM-managed public lands offer unique opportunities and memorable experiences for visitors.

In an increasingly urbanized West, these recreational opportunities and settings are vital to the quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors.  

Learn about our Connecting with Communities strategy and successful partnerships that support local recreation opportunities.

Recreation Activities and Programs

Two public land visitors view geologic formations at Moab, Utah. Photo by Bob Wick, BLMVisitors to the public lands enjoy countless types of outdoor adventure – participating in activities as widely varied as camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, whitewater rafting, hang-gliding, off-highway vehicle driving, mountain biking, birding and wildlife viewing, photography, climbing, all types of winter sports, and visiting natural and cultural heritage sites. 

Check out recreation activities in your own backyard.

Browse our recreation programs pages for information about back-country byways, caves and karsts, accessibility, and more.

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Mountain bikers ride the King Range trails in California. Photo by Leslie Kemmer, IMBA.

Ride your lands!  

The BLM's interactive mountain biking maps connect riders across the country with their public lands. Check out our top 20 mountain biking locations and interactive trail maps developed in partnership with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and the MTB Project.

Whether you want a slow scenic ride or extreme adventure, the Bureau of Land Management offers one-of-a-kind experiences with stunning views.

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