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.

  • Comments from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding proposed rules for leasing land for wind and solar energy projects on federal lands. 

  • The 114th Congress faces a multitude of environmental challenges. The Wilderness Society is working the halls of power to make sure that America's wild places are part of the legislative agenda, and to make sure that lawmakers and staff are hearing both sides of the issues.

  • The Wilderness Society submitted official comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation plan that was proposed early in the fall of 2014. The comment period allowed for broad public participation in determining the future of balancing conservation and recreation with renewable energy development.

    The following is an excerpt from our comments submitted on February 22, 2015. The full comment document is available for download.