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Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

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June is 'Ohio Goes Boating Month'

June is ‘Ohio Goes Boating Month’

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as ‘Ohio Goes Boating Month’ by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. In an effort…


Camping is available at San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area in the San Luis Valley. It is near Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Camping Open at San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area is open for camping and those planning to use the area should be aware of a few changes made this year at the popular spot. Located in Alamosa County in the San Luis Valley, the state wildlife area is used…


Ridgway State Park, 7/13/2014, Delta, Colorado.(Photo by Ken Papaleo)

Be Safety-Minded When Out On Your Paddleboard

DURANGO, Colo. – Going out on the stand-up paddleboard is a great way to experience our state’s waters, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging boarders to stay safe while on rivers and reservoirs. “Paddleboarding is easy to learn and almost anyone can have fun doing it,” said Scott Rist,…


You can learn how to shoot a shotgun at Outdoor Adventure Days.
Photo by Steve Gray

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,…