Twitter chats are an excellent way to network with like-minded people. I’ve been participating in various Twitter chats for a couple of years and have really enjoyed the connections they have brought into my life. If you have never participated in a Twitter chat, you can learn all about them in a how-to post I wrote a few weeks back. When you are ready to join a chat, I encourage you to check out one of the following outdoor recreation Twitter chats.

Chat 1: #ParkChat 

Anyone who loves or wants to learn more about experiencing our national parks and public lands is welcome to join Park Chat each Wednesday. Besides the weekly chat, I have formed some great friendships with the participants and enjoy ongoing events like the above #FindYourPark photo challenge. 

Hosts: @59NationalParks and @Wild_Tribute 
When: Wednesday’s 9 pm ET (8 pm CT, 7 pm MT, and 6 pm PT)
Chat URLhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/parkchat

Chat 2: #GearMeOut

Anyone who loves or wants to learn more about outdoor recreation and survival gear is welcome to join #GearMeOut each Monday. Host UST even does gear giveaways periodically in combination with the chat. (Full disclosure, I’ve won one of the giveaways.)

Hosts: @UST_Survival and various co-hosts
When: Monday’s at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT, 6 pm MT, and 7 pm CT)
Chat URLhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/gearmeout

Chat 3: #HikerChat

Focusing on hiking locations, gear, and experiences, #HikerChat is held every Friday. All are welcome to join. 

Hosts: @TetonSports and various co-hosts
When: Friday’s at 12 pm ET (9 pm PT, 10 pm MT, and 11 pm CT)
Chat URLhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/hikerchat

Chat 4: #CampChat

Focusing on popular and timely topics in the outdoor recreation industry, #CampChat is held on Tuesday’s. All are welcome to join.        

Host: @CampStake
When: Tuesday’s at 9 pm ET (8 pm CT, 7 pm MT, and 6 pm PT)
Chat URLhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/campchat

Chat 5: #OMNItalk 

Focusing on popular and timely topics in the outdoor recreation industry, #OMNItalk is held on the 3rd Thrusday of each month. All are welcome to join. 

Hosts: @Columbia1938
When: 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm ET (9:30 am PT, 10:30 am MT, and 11:30 am CT)
Chat URLhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/OMNItalk

Chat 6: #KidsNParksChat 

Anyone interested in sharing adventures in local, state, and national parks are welcome to join #KidsNParksChat is held each Thursday. 

Hosts: @FullVanFun
When: Thursday’s at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT, 6 pm MT, and 7 pm CT)
Chat URLhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/kidsnparkschat

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What are your favorite Twitter chats?

Did I miss one of your favorite Twitter chats? If so, leave it in the comments below or share it with me on social media.