More than 66 million people enjoyed watching America�s wildlife last year. Our public land recreation areas offer an outstanding setting for viewing and photographing creatures in their natural habitats.
Opportunities range from observing habits of the endangered Nene or Hawaiian Goose at Volcano National Park to admiring the power and grace of grizzly bears at state parks in Alaska. Entry fees, licensing and seasonal retrictions vary from site to site.
For more detailed information on a particular location, please
contact the site directly.
Find Recreation Areas with Wildlife Viewing Activities
What do we mean by Wildlife Viewing ?
RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes
wildlife viewing as:
birdwatching or other nature study, view/photograph natural scenery,
Practice Good Stewardship of our Public Lands:
You can help to take good care of our public lands so that others may enjoy
these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:
Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
Don't birdwatch or view / photograph wildlife in areas where you are not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to recreationists to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.