National Forest Week™

July 10-16, 2023

Celebrate the incredible 193-million-acre National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public.

Here are a few ways to get involved and join the celebration from home:

  • Do you have a picture of a National Forest you are particularly proud of? In celebration of National Forest Week™, we are hosting a week-long National Forest Week™ Photo Contest. Capture what “Forest Mode” means to you for the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your photos, adventures, and appreciation for National Forests with the rest of the world! Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NationalForestWeek.

Recreate Responsibly

As we explore the incredible National Forest System throughout the year, know that these special places rely on you. Be sure you recreate responsibly so that all users and future generations can continue to enjoy National Forests. Click here to revisit some basic tips to be a good steward of public lands.

Forest Mode

This year’s theme invites the public to consider what Forest Mode looks like in their life. Whether it is a thrilling whitewater adventure, a quiet evening by the campfire, or a rugged trek on backcountry trails, there are countless ways people find their Forest Mode. Anytime you visit a National Forest, be sure to #RecreateResponsibly to ensure these places stay healthy for future generations.

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, 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.

Click here to learn more about your National Forests.

Celebrate with Us

The NFF is hosting two in-person celebrations for National Forest Week™ in partnership with Filson. If you are in the area, come celebrate National Forests and Grasslands with us!

Kick-Off Party in New York City, NY

    Closing Celebration in Seattle, WA

    • Saturday, July 15 from 11 am to 4 pm PT
    • 1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
    • Enjoy bites from Pecos Pit BBQ and whiskey tastings from by Westland Distillery. Forest Ray and K Van Petten will be on hand for live music. Stop by for the chance to win fun prizes!

    We are also co-hosting a live #ParkChat on Twitter, Wednesday, July 12 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. Come join us for a conversation about National Forests!


    Interested in partnering or connecting for National Forest Week? Reach out to

    Hannah Featherman, at