June is Great Outdoors Month

June 1, 2017

Great Outdoors Month logoJune is designated as Great Outdoors Month each year through a Presidential Proclamation, and highlights the numerous benefits of active fun outdoors and the magnificent shared resources of our parks, forests, refuges, and other public lands and waters.


  • June 3 — National Trails Day: The American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® is the nation's largest celebration of trails.
  • June 3 - 11 — National Fishing and Boating Week: TakeMeFishing's National Fishing & Boating Week celebrates the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing people's quality of life and preserving our country's natural beauty.
  • June 10 — National Get Outdoors Day: GO Day is coordinated by the American Recreation Coalition and U.S. Forest Service and links hundreds of local, state and federal agencies, diverse non-profit organizations in the health and youth-service fields, the recreation industry and media interests.  
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day — National Marina Days: Summer of Giving: National Marina Day is a nationwide boating event dedicated to grow boating participation across North America.  Marinas across the United States are asked to open their doors to the public to show off the boating lifestyle and encourage non-boaters to get out on the water.  
  • June 16 — Great Outdoors Month National Day of Service: The Corps Network’s Great Outdoors Month National Day of Service includes innovative service projects across the nation.
  • All Summer — Great American Campout: The Great American Campout is part of the National Wildlife Federation's efforts to inspire Americans to protect wildlife, including a three-year campaign to get 10 million kids to spend more time outdoors.  
  • June 24-25 — Get Into Your Sanctuary Days: The National Marine Sanctuary System protects America’s most iconic natural and cultural marine resources.  Most national marine sanctuary waters are open to recreational fishing, diving, surfing, swimming, kayaking and much more!  NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is celebrating how sanctuaries succeed in promoting conservation while allowing compatible recreational activities by hosting a system-wide series of National “Get into Your Sanctuary” Day events.