The Umbrella Organization for the voice of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State.

The mission  of the Big Tent  is to promote sustainable, diverse, equitable, and inclusive outdoor experiences in Washington state through advocacy and education.

What we do:  The Big Tent advocates for sustainable state funding for recreation and conservation lands as well as sustainable and equitable development and human interaction with those lands.

Vision:  The Big Tent envisions a Washington where elected leaders, businesses, nonprofits, and residents are working together to create a more inclusive and equitable outdoor experience for all. We want to find ways to use outdoor recreation to fuel economic activity and sustain healthy outcomes in our communities.

#RecreateResponsibly to Protect Yourself, Others, and the Outdoors

During this public health crisis, spending time in outdoor spaces has become even more important for many Americans. Yet these unusual circumstances mean that all of us, from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to families heading out to their local park for the first time, could use a little guidance about how to stay safe. The Recreate Responsibly guidelines offer a starting point for getting outside to keep yourself healthy and to maintain access to our parks, trails, and beaches. [ LEARN MORE ]



We Represent Outdoor Recreation

Are You In? R.S.V.P. Today for Rally Day!
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Are You In? R.S.V.P. Today for Rally Day!

Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition Rally Day - February 3, 2016

So Many Ways to Participate:

- Registration is quick, easy and free!  R.S.V.P Here.  

- Program: Hear from Governor Inslee and meet Jon Snyder, the new Policy Advisor for Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, along with key legislators and outdoor recreation "celebs" on current issues and the future of outdoor recreation.

- Non-profit Big Tent member organizations (just $50 to join) will be provided complimentary shared display space.

- Become a sponsor (options starting at $200 on up) to allow your organization more favorable and prominently display and advertising space, along with an enhanced custom package depending on the sponsorship level. View our sponsor packet here - membership included at every level.

- Hang out with us in our Really Big Tent! - Elected officials, policy experts, students and activists under our amazing Big Tent!  At last, the perfect venue for an outdoor recreation advocates, decked out in lights, heated, and with music, and with cool recreational displays and exhibits, just steps from the Capitol and the Legislature.

- Can't join us on February 3rd?  No problem. Our "partnership" level sponsorship provides organizational logo recognition as well as membership.  Participate in spirit and we will make sure your organization is represented!

Thank you sponsors! - View our Rally Day sponsors

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Washington State's Outdoor Recreation Economy Generates

View the 2020 Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State for details