Eastern States Recreation

The BLM manages recreational sites and activities in the Eastern States in order to accomplish two goals. First, we strive to facilitate greater well-being and economic benefits within communities by getting families and communities outside. Secondly, we identify other provider networks so that we can better serve our mutually shared customers. We manage sites that provide access to water recreation from the beaches of the northern Gulf Coast to the shores of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, and further north to numerous public islands in rivers and lakes in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The BLM ES also has acclaimed biking, hiking, and horseback riding trail systems. We manage all recreation activities in partnerships with businesses, local governments and organizations who share our goal of getting families and communities outside to play and serve.