The BLM manages recreation resources and visitor services to offer the greatest benefits possible to individuals and communities and to better enable communities to achieve their own desired social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
BLM public lands—once described as “the lands nobody wanted”— are now recognized as America’s Great Outdoors, a “Backyard to Backcountry” treasure. They are uniquely accessible. More than 120 urban centers and thousands of rural towns are located within 25 miles of BLM lands.
Learn more about BLM recreation programs through the links below.
The BLM is committed to ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to access the public lands.
BLM Back Country Byways provide “off-the-beaten-path” adventures through diverse landscape settings.
The BLM manages nearly 800 caves, some open to public exploration.
The BLM provides opportunities to hunt and engage in shooting sports activities in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
The BLM seeks to provide reasonable and varied transportation routes for access to the public lands.
The BLM considers the scenic values of public lands when providing for various uses.