Wild Days of Summer

Summer has arrived and there’s no better time of year to celebrate the wild and beautiful places we love. Escape into the wild during these Wild Days of Summer.

The Wild Days of Summer are perfect for going on a hike, kayaking down a river or for doing nothing at all — just sitting and enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. Whether you're exploring a new local park or vacationing in a new wild place you’ve never seen before, summer is a time for adventure.

Let us help you get started with your summer adventure with our Wild Days of Summer campaign.

Top experiences

From the icy blue Arctic waters to the rhododendron jungles of the Greater Smoky Mountains, we've got a list of top places and top activities in the wild that you won't want to miss.

Adopt your wild place

As Americans, we own a system of protected wildlands envied the world over. But these lands are far from safe — many face daily threats due to human use and development and natural threats like climate change.

Whether your favorite wild place is a cool New England forest or a red rock canyon in the southwest, they have something in common — they need your help.

Protect wilderness today by adopting one of these seven important landscapes:

Get the mywilderness Campfire Cookbook

Wilderness Society supporters shared their secrets for cooking up delicious meals around the campfire last year, and now the best of the best have been compiled in this ultimate recipe book for the GORP-loving gourmet. Get your complete copy.

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.