Americans for Responsible Recreational Access Debuts New Website

ARRA Site has New Look and More Features

Today, Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) debuts its new website,  The new site will allow for easier navigation and provide more information to ARRA members.  

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. The members of ARRA, which include horseback riders, personal watercraft users, off-highway vehicle and snowmobile riders, and vacationing families, have joined together to provide input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation. ARRA members seek responsible consideration of competing activities, which are based on sound environmental principles.

To join ARRA, simply visit the new site and sign up.  Registration is free and includes email notifications about upcoming public meetings that affect access in your area as well as information on national access initiatives.  It is important to note that ARRA is not designed to replace or compete with other national or regional clubs but instead to be a resource for all pro-access enthusiasts and organizations.  If you have an interest in maintaining access to public lands for responsible recreation, please join today.

The new website will allow ARRA members and other visitors to the site to access state pages, which have information about access issues in their areas.   Also new to the site is a “toolbox” containing useful information for enthusiasts like how to submit effective comments, information about the Recreational Trails Program, and understanding the Forest Service hierarchy.   The toolbox will be continually updated with new information, and there is an opportunity to request a “tool” that would be helpful to you.  

ARRA Executive Director Larry Smith noted, “The new site is more user-friendly, provides more information, and offers an overall better experience for current and future ARRA members.”  Smith continued, “With the many ongoing issues that could impact access to public lands, like the Forest Service’s implementation of the Travel Management Rule, Congressional Wilderness designations and others, it is more important than ever for enthusiasts to get involved, and the new ARRA website offers that opportunity.”

Americans for Responsible Recreational Access represents the interests of more than 25 million people who have a deep commitment to outdoor recreation, and believe that recreation is a legitimate use of our nation’s public lands and waters.