Looking for a place to go biking in Virginia? Boating in Delaware? A quick visit to Recreation.GOV will let you search for federal lands that allow various outdoor activities. Six federal agencies have pooled their resources for this collaborative site, with the National Weather Service providing forecasts and the National Atlas mapping park locations. Search results include brief park descriptions, links to their Web sites, contact information and lists of permitted activities. Though not yet the "integrated nationwide outdoor recreation information system" it aims to be, the site is simple and easy to use.
Susan Heavey, May 29, 1998