General Information

NFRA is proud to be hosting its 69th annual Conference & Trade Show on October 22 – 24, 2018 at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno, Nevada.

This is the best conference of its kind for resorts, campground concessionaires, marinas, stores, youth camps, pack stations and other recreation businesses who operate on public lands. Top recreation leaders from land management agencies and the recreation industry convene to learn about new programs and trends in the recreation industry. NFRA members in good standing are eligible for discounted registration fees.

The conference provides permit holders excellent networking opportunities with vendors, other businesses and with agency recreation leaders from throughout the country. It is an invaluable venue in which to gain technical skills that will enable increased business techniques and opportunities. Collaborative sessions to enhance interaction between agencies are always a popular feature of the conference.

Government attendees – from the Forest Service, BLM, county and state agencies – learn about Recreation Special Uses policies, updates and benefits. Speakers cover topics from building business skills; ideas to develop and improve partnerships; and innovations in technology.

For vendors and suppliers, the NFRA Conference is an exciting and unequaled opportunity to make business connections with concession managers, resort owners, agency leaders, and other national representatives in the recreation industry. Here is a chance to connect with this unique sector who is eager to see what is new!

For a general announcement of the conference, go to:  NFRA’s 2018 Conference & Trade Show

The brand new – the national recreation reservation service – just went live on October 1st.  “ is your source for discovering and experiencing America’s federal recreation activities and outdoor adventures.”  Representatives in charge of the new program will be at the NFRA Conference to share all the new features, to answer questions, and to hear how it’s going from concessionaires and agency personnel.  Come to hear all about it!

The Final Agenda is now ready, with all of the events, times and locations.
For a copy, go to:  NFRA 2018 CONFERENCE Agenda – Final

Still time to sign up – Hope to see you there!