2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.
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Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Climbing, Skiing, Canoeing, Boating, ATVs

Free Fun At Outdoor Adventure Days in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Two days of free fun are waiting for you and your family at this year’s Outdoor Adventure Days. Shooting firearms and bows and arrows, catching catfi sh in a fishing pond, riding an all-terrain vehicle and paddling a kayak are among the activities you can do…

OHV Safety Tips

10 Tips For Safe, Responsible OHV Riding Memorial Day Weekend

  — PHOENIX–The Memorial Day weekend is upon us and many Arizona residents and visitors are planning to hop on their off highway vehicle (OHV). Before hitting the trail while camping or out for a day of riding, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds operators and passengers to do…

On Free Fun Weekend trail passes are waived for state managed trails like the popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail, known for its three tunnels.
Photo Credit: DNR

June 3-4 Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin Includes Many Events Across the State

MADISON – A 100th anniversary celebration of Wyalusing State Park, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Seth Peterson Cottage on Mirror Lake, more than 20 fishing clinics across the state, an art fair along the Willow River and a family fun day with outdoor skills…

Summer wildflowers in montane meadow of Carpenter Valley, just northwest of Truckee in Nevada County

California Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Project

At its May 25 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $11.5 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 11 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide public…

TPWC Awards $3.46 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

TPWC Awards $3.46 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today approved $3.46 million dollars in grants to help enhance 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. The National Recreational Trails Fund (NRTF) funds recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. The grants are funded from a portion of the federal…

Serenity On The Water

Serenity on the Water

Serenity on the Water Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge on the New Jersey/New York border offers peaceful paddling opportunities 65 miles northwest of midtown Manhattan. (Photo: USFWS)   Whether you’re in a canoe, a kayak or a rowboat, propelling yourself through waters in unspoiled nature is physically and spiritually exhilarating….

ATVs on Spider Lake Trail

ATV Riders Can Explore Minnesota Trails For Free June 2-4

Minnesotans with an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails June 2-4, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well,…

S.C. DNR to offer courtesy boat inspections during Memorial Day weekend

S.C. DNR to offer courtesy boat inspections during Memorial Day weekend

In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during Memorial Day weekend, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings around the state. Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest weekends…

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Launches ‘Preserve Your Life’ Campaign

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Launches ‘Preserve Your Life’ Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2017) — Last year, 17 boaters lost their lives on North Carolina waters. None of them were wearing a life jacket. The seconds that it takes to put on a life preserver may well have been the difference between life and death. Wearing a life jacket is…

Learn To Paddle in the "I Can Paddle" Program

Learn to Camp, Paddle, Rock Climb, Mountain Bike, and Fish in Minnesota

Looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure this summer? Sign up for one of the I Can! programs offered by Minnesota state parks and trails. Reservations are being taken for the following beginner-level programs, which start in June and continue through the end of August: I Can Camp! – Develop (or…