According to one of the most famous folk songs in the United States, written by Woody Guthrie:
“This land is your land, this land is my land,
From California, to the New York Island,
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.”
What better way to enjoy this land of ours than to see it up close? And, what better way to see it up close than to camp on it? The Yellowstone Act of 1872 established by Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant, was the first act to set a tract of land apart for public use. Today, there are over 100 million acres of public land in state and national parks. Camping on public land is a wonderful way to appreciate and enjoy nature from coast to coast.