July 12th-18th, 2021
Save the date and help us celebrate our National Forests in 2021! Join a growing movement of passionate voices, we are highlighting how special and vital these lands are for our freedom and quality of life during National Forest Week.™
In the midst of the pandemic, we recognize not everyone can access to their National Forests for outdoor recreation. We look forward to celebrating National Forests virtually and encouraging Americans to connect with their forests online and in the future.
National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with 193 million spectacular acres of wildlands.
- More than 9,000 miles of scenic byways to drive
- Almost 150,000 miles of trails to hike
- More than 4,400 miles of wild and scenic rivers to float
- At least 5,100 campgrounds in which to pitch our tents
- And 328 natural pools to swim in
Managed by the USDA Forest Service, our National Forests and Grasslands host more than 170 million visits each year. Visitor spending pumps $13.5 billion into our economy annually, sustaining nearly 223,000 jobs in gateway communities.
These lands are the foundation of America’s outdoor recreation heritage and sustain our way of life. They provide water to millions Americans in thousands of communities, clean our air, store carbon, and provide timber, minerals, oil and gas and other resources for industry and communities.