Believe it or not, the U.S. government might have the answer. Twelve federal agencies, ranging from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Army Corps of Engineers—even the National Archives—among others, have joined forces to create Recreation.gov.
It’s a great resource to help you arrange to hike a trail, pitch a tent, hang out at a lighthouse, spend the night in an abandoned forest service fire lookout tower, mountain bike, or fish, among many other activities.
It’s a terrific website to give you travel options to national parks, marine sanctuaries, lakes, and museums managed by the federal government.
But that’s just for starters.
It’s not only providing information, but it allows you to make reservations and claim your place or overnight accommodations at these destinations and experiences all year long.
No one wants to stand in long lines at Yosemite, and Recreation.gov helps.
But it’s especially helpful for all the other experiences and sites the federal government manages that you didn’t even know existed.
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