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A guide to outdoor recreation for campers, and events and festivals that offer camping on or near the festival grounds.
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2013 Free Fishing Days: State-by-State Listing of License Free Fishing
A list of the 2013 free fishing days in the United States.

Plan a Stargazing Campout
Shooting stars, the Milky Way and a full moon light up the night sky. Plan a stargazing camping getaway.

2013 Free Fishing Days: State-by-State Listing of License Free Fishing
A list of the 2013 free fishing days in the United States.

Plan a Stargazing Campout
Shooting stars, the Milky Way and a full moon light up the night sky. Plan a stargazing camping getaway.

How to Plan a Camping Wedding
Love the outdoors? Want to tie the knot at a campground? Photos, advice and true stories from brides who recently planned a camping wedding.

Favorite Camping Activity and Outdoor Recreation
Nominate your favorite outdoors activity for a About Camping's 2012 Readers' Choice Award. What is your favorite outdoor recreation when camping?

Outdoor Recreation in the Reds Meadow Valley
Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, the Reds Meadow Valley provides multiple trailheads and endless miles of hiking trails in a wilderness area. Highlights include Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls and the San Joaquin River.

Outdoor Events - by date
Make your next camping adventure a real outdoor event. Consider attending an outdoor concert, event, or festival. Each event listed below has camping on or near the premises. Visit the event Web sites for dates, directions, and further details.

Boating, Kayaking and Sailing Lake Tahoe
A campers guide to boating Lake Tahoe; Tahoe boating, Tahoe kayaking and sailing Lake Tahoe.

Outdoor Events - by state
The same directory of events with camping listed by state.

Outdoor Events - listed alphabetically
The same directory of events with camping listed aphabetically.

Celebrate Fall at Outdoor Events
State and community parks offer many attractions for Fall and the holiday season: camping, festive events and special outdoor activities.

Where to Bike in Lake Tahoe
A camping trip to Lake Tahoe isn’t complete without a bike ride on one of Tahoe’s many biking paths. Whether you are a leisurely rider renting a bike, or an experienced mountain biker looking for challenging single track, Lake Tahoe has a biking option for you.

June Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided tour in a National Park this June.

June Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided tour in a National Park this June.

May Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided tour in a National Park this May.

Halloween Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided walk in a National Park this November.

Halloween Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided walk in a National Park this November.

The 28 New National Recreation Trails
Under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors program to promote outdoor recreation and reconnect Americans to nature, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of 28 trails as national recreation trails, adding almost 650 miles of trails to the National Trails System.

How to Start Hiking
Campers love hiking, but how do they get started? Here are a few tips and advice to get started hiking.

Halloween Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided walk in a National Park this November.

Halloween Events in the National Parks
Find an exhibit or ranger guided walk in a National Park this November.

Halloween Events in the National Parks
Celebrate Halloween in the National Parks at one of these five spooky events from around the country.

Wilderness Act turns 50
The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. Celebrate the historic bill that established the National Wilderness Preservation System.

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