Find Your Public Lands Adventure

Are you craving some fun in the sun, a thrilling outdoor experience or a chance to witness an incredible natural phenomenon? America’s public lands offer endless opportunities for fun and adventure.

Whether you’re an experienced rafter or a novice, the Grand Canyon in Arizona is the perfect place for individual or group rafting trips. Rafting the Colorado River provides one-of-a-kind views of the Grand Canyon’s striking cliffs and wildlife.

With 40 percent of the park underwater, Virgin Islands National Park offers an incredible array of snorkeling opportunities – mangrove shorelines, seagrass beds, fringing and patch reefs to name a few.

Under perfect conditions, spectacular wildflower super blooms carpet the desert ground for a short period at California’s Death Valley. These seas of wildflowers are produced by three necessary factors: well-spaced rainfall, sufficient warmth from the sun and a lack of drying winds.

The rolling hills of Idaho’s St. Anthony Sand Dunes remind visitors of the sea’s waves. Almost 11,000 acres of shifting white quartz on the edge of the Snake River Plain contains huge sand dunes and miles of trails for endless adventure all managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has compiled a list of some of the best events on public lands throughout the year. From Salt Flat racing in Utah to manatee watching in Florida to casting a line in Georgia, there’s fun for the whole family. This list includes incredible adventures, but it’s only a sampling of the opportunities available on public lands.


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