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Marvel at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars!

These sites belong to all of us - including you.

Every Kid Outdoors was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.

Partner agencies and more

Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. They protect our wildlife and resources. They let us look into the past and protect our history. Keeping them public supports a healthy planet.

Participating agencies

These agencies support Every Kid Outdoors. Learn more about their conservation work and find activities by visiting their websites.

Please contact a federal land or water site directly if you have questions about pass acceptances and fees.

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management

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    U.S. Bureau of Land Management
    We're a small government group with a big mission. We take care of more than 245 million acres of public land. Our goal is to make sure that land is there for everyone, now and in the future. We're in charge of more land than any other group in the government. Most of it's in the 12 western states, including Alaska.

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    More people than ever are looking for places to have fun and relax. We take care of more than 6.5 million acres of land and water, and most of that is available for you to explore. Come play or swim with us!

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    We enrich life through science. People rely on us for weather forecasts and warnings. We also protect the coast. This includes making sure we have plenty of seafood and that ships can move safely in our oceans. Our scientists look at the world up close and far away. They study tiny plankton and look at the earth from space. Our sanctuaries and research reserves have great places where you can relax and protect our ocean and coastal treasures.

  • National Park Service

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    National Park Service
    We take care of hundreds of parks and monuments. Every year, millions of people come see our islands, oceans, and mountains. You can see active volcanoes, old prisons, or the hottest desert in the U.S.! Come explore and learn at one of our sites!

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Clean water. Clean air. Rare and abundant wildlife. World-class places to relax and enjoy nature. We protect 150 million acres of land and water and more than 418 million acres of national marine monuments.

  • U.S. Forest Service

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    U.S. Forest Service
    Ice fields in Alaska. Tropical forests in Puerto Rico. We take care of 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. Come visit us and see all the things you can explore and learn in a national forest!

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Explore and enjoy the outdoors at one of our sites. You can swim, boat, fish, hike, and ride horses. See how dams and river locks are built. Even drive a barge or boat through a lock on a major river! We have outdoor classrooms about animals, energy, and history. In fact, we have more recreation visits than any other government group, more than 350 million every year. Find a river or lake close to your home!

Kids learning about turtles.

Annual Report

A summary of the interagency Every Kid Outdoors program, which offers free access to federal land or water recreation sites for fourth graders and their families.

    2022-2023 Report (PDF file, 1,130 KB)

    2021-2022 Report (PDF file, 891 KB)


Download the Every Kid Outdoors Program brochure in English (PDF, 574 KB) or Spanish (PDF, 1 MB).

Contact us

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