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.

  • Neil Shader

    A report on landscape-based mitigation released by the Interior Department Energy and Climate Change Task Force, “A Strategy for Improving the Mitigation Policies and Practices of The Department of the Interior,”  provides a blueprint for better protection for fish, wildlife, recreation and wild land values for the tens of millions of acres of public lands open to oil and gas and other energy development.

  • Michael Reinemer

    This weekend, veterans from around the West will be visiting the rolling, boulder-strewn landscape of the Dragoon Mountains south of Tucson to participate in a writing workshop that will guide them on skills needed to create narratives of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry that is informed both by their service experiences and the natural environment.

  • Neil Shader

    The following statement on the confirmation of Neil Kornze to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management can be attributed to Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.