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The Coalition for Outdoor Access advocates for laws and policies that support and encourage guided outdoor recreation and education activities on public lands and waters.
COA’s approach is inclusive of the needs of all stakeholders and respects the obligations of the land and water management agencies. The Coalition for Outdoor Access develops its policy positions through mutual education, transparency in process, and robust communication with stakeholders and the agencies.

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Learn how to get involved with Coalition for Outdoor Access.

Learn how to apply for a recreation special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. Also includes a list of frequently asked questions about the special use permitting process.

Click on the button below to view and download the USFS Guide to Special Uses. This guide describes the Forest Service’s special recreation permitting process.

Latest News

What exactly is facilitated recreation? Facilitated recreation refers to the process of organizing and leading recrea…
The USDA Forest Service is looking to us and other facilitated recreation providers to be part of a conversation abo…
Today, the Coalition for Outdoor Access submitted detailed comments on the National Park Service’s on-line commercial…