March 30, 2007
March 30, 2007 - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns this week demonstrated a one-stop internet site for making reservations and exploring federal recreation lands.
This interagency Web site allows the public to view photos and information on thousands of recreation sites and activities from sightseeing at the Washington Monument to canoeing in a Minnesota forest. The public can also use www.recreation.gov
to make reservations and payments online.
"Americans love to enjoy our parks, forests, historic sites and other public lands, and we want to make it easier for them to do so," said Kempthorne. "At recreation.gov, Americans can find, plan and reserve their 'place under the stars' on one internet Web site or with a single phone call."
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns added, "Recreation.gov not only simplifies reservations, it showcases the many opportunities to enjoy public lands. This is a refreshing change for those who have searched multiple Web pages to make their recreation plans, and it's an example of better coordination to better serve Americans."