Last week we looked at the free camping and fishing opportunities offered by Oregon State Parks. I hope some of you were able to take advantage it.
This coming Saturday, June 13th is National Get Outdoors Day which includes free outdoor activities across the US. RVers will be interested to know that the United States Forest Service (USFS) is again participating in National Get Outdoors Day offering free activities and camping in various forest service districts.
Following is an excerpt from a National Forest press release:
“U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites children and families to experience the many benefits of nature by participating in the 8th annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event, also known as ” GO Day (link is external),” inspires national and local organizations to come together to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of outdoor recreation.
“Get Outdoors Day provides an exceptional opportunity to introduce kids and their families to the helpful benefits and unique experiences nature offers,” said Chief Tidwell “It also encourages all citizens to connect to and appreciate the special settings, natural treasures and amenities of our national forests and grasslands.”
Nationwide, many Forest Service locations will provide free recreational and educational activities. Some events are specifically designed to better engage urban and multicultural youth in nature-based activities, as well as attract first-time visitors to public lands. Dozens of unique events on national forests and grasslands will feature opportunities including camping, rock wall climbing, kayaking, biking and archery.”
Check with your local forest service office for a list of free activities happening in your neck of the woods.
Free camping and other outdoor fun is my kind of adventure in RVing!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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