Excerpts from the report: Nearly three-fourths of the land and water in the United States is in private ownership. This bulletin describes some of the opportunities for income-producing recreation enterprises on this private land. It tells of the assistance available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other public agencies to develop the Nation's rural recreation resources. In any locality, the many separate public services and individual enterprises can be combined into a substantial economic force through the USDA's rural areas development program. So, if you have a tract of land in the country or if you are interested in acquiring one for recreation use, this bulletin will help you decide whether you want to use it to provide rural recreation for income.