Why Visitors Should Start Planning Adventure and Outdoor Vacations Now: National Plan for Vacation Day is January 25, 2022

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Jan 24, 2022

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National Plan for Vacation Day takes place on January 25, 2022 and is the perfect time to dream about travel and plan memorable trips. Outdoor recreation is in high demand as visitors escape to public lands and waters in record numbers. Planning ahead and understanding what is needed as visitors plan their trips is more important than ever. Recently, Janelle Smith, spokesperson for Recreation.gov, shared how Recreation.gov empowers people to dream, plan and experience our national treasures, and why everyone has the opportunity to enjoy them and take responsibility to care for the outdoors and each other.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/2_wu0M-S8mc

Recreation.gov is a one-stop-shop for planning adventure and outdoor travel experiences on federal public lands and waters, with more than 4,200 recreation areas and over 113,000 individual reservable sites across the country. A vacation doesn’t need to be in a far-off destination; there are often great sites to explore right in your zip code or along a planned travel route. Many public lands offer affordable options and are available for day-trips or overnight stays.

As locations adapt to the impacts from the pandemic many that may not have previously required reservations may now require them, including high-demand destinations. Visitors are encouraged to know before they go and make reservations in advance where required. Most campsites are available to reserve six months before their arrival date, and some popular campgrounds can book up in minutes, so it’s never too early to start dreaming and planning.

Visitors can use Recreation.gov to find less explored, off-the-beaten-path destinations to avoid crowds. With Recreation.gov, visitors can make a list of their desired locations, identify when reservations are available, and reserve their campsite and activities in advance.

The Recreate Responsibly guidelines also offer excellent guidance for getting outside and keeping visitors safe while maintaining access to our beloved natural spaces. The guidelines include six tips to protect visitors, the surrounding community, the trails, and the environment.

From booking a nearby getaway to planning a cross-country road trip, the Recreation.gov website and mobile app help visitors find and reserve campsites, schedule tours, secure permits, review location details for their trip, and quickly access information on past and upcoming reservations.

To find trip inspiration and plan your 2022 outdoor adventures, visit www.Recreation.gov and don’t forget to bring home a story.

About Recreation.gov:

Recreation.gov is a one-stop-shop to explore America’s outdoor and cultural destinations. We provide tools and tips to discover new adventures, find inspiration, share information, and make reservations. Find incredible places and experiences that help you bring home a story through Recreation.gov.

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