National Great Outdoors Month in June reminds us to explore our nation’s abundant wildlife refuges, parks, and natural beauty.
No matter our preferred mode of enjoying the great outdoors – hiking, biking, kayaking to name a few – nature is calling. Pursue the beauty and majesty of the big skies and open spaces the outdoors offers.
Great Outdoors Month – which began in 1998 under President Bill Clinton as Great Outdoors Week – has grown over the years into a month-long celebration of America’s public lands and waters at the national, state and local levels with thousands of events across the country.
National Trails Day- June 5th
Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.
By pledging to care for trails and advocate for equitable, safe access, you’ll join a nationwide movement to build an inclusive trails community, engaged in advocacy and trail service. You will take action to care for beloved trails and outdoor urban and wild spaces vital to people’s health and well-being across the country.
National Get Outdoors Day
National Get Outdoors Day, held on the second Saturday in June, is a nationwide event coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and the US Forest Service. Several of the National Forests offered a ‘fee free’ day to encourage people to get outside and celebrate the day.
Get outdoors June 12 with National Get Outdoors Day! GO Day is an annual event that encourages healthy, active outdoor fun by introducing kids and first-time participants to outdoor recreation opportunities close to home.
Free Fishing Days Nevada
Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time. Nevada offers a free fishing day on June 12, 2021, and has plenty of fishing and boating opportunities year-round. As you plan a trip to a place like the Lake Mead National Recreation Area to fish for largemouth bass or maybe Lake Tahoe to catch brown trout, use these Nevada boating resources and fishing links to help you get prepared.
Take this opportunity to enjoy the outdoors safely, practice social distancing, and spend quality time with your family. National Fishing and Boating Week will take place June 5-13th, 2021.
Great American Campout
Join the National Wildlife Federation by taking the pledge to camp—in a park, a backyard, or even your living room—and be a part of the summer-long celebration. No matter where you camp, you can find fun ways to connect with nature and learn about wildlife.
Take a closer look at the amazing things that are right outside your campsite with great activities to get you and your family exploring and learning about the wildlife around you. Grab lots of camping advice as well as kids activities from Ranger Rick.
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