Pronunciation Guide for National Forests and Grasslands


The following is a complete list of national forest and grassland names and their pronunciations listed by state.

Information sources include:

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STATE FORESTS
GRASSLANDS
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Alabama Conecuh Kuh-EH-kuh kəˈneɪ kə kuh-neh-kuh
Alabama  Talladega Tal-uh-DAY-guh    
Alabama  Tuskegee tuss-KEE-gee tʌsˈki gi tuhs-kee-gee
Alabama  William B. Bankhead   ˈwɪl yəm bi ˈbæŋk hɛd  wil-yuhm bee bangk-hed
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Alaska Chugach choo-gatch    
Alaska  Tongass TAHN-guhs    
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Arizona Apache uh-PATCH-ee əˈpætʃ i uh-pach-hee
Arizona  Coconino Ko-kuh-NEE-no    
Arizona  Coronado Cur-uh-NAH-doe ˌkɔr əˈnɑ doʊ, ˌkɒr- kawr-uh-nah-doh,  kor-
Arizona  Kaibab KIE-bab    
Arizona  Prescott PRESS-kit ˈprɛs kət, -kɒt pres-kuht, -kot
Arizona  Sitgreaves SIT-greevz    
Arizona  Tonto TAHN-toe    
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Arkansas Ouachita WAH-shu-tah ˈwɒʃ ɪˌtɔ, ˈwɔ ʃɪ- wosh-i-taw, waw-shi
Arkansas  Ozark   ˈoʊ zɑrk oh-zahrk
Arkansas  St. Francis Saint FRAN-sis seɪnt ˈfræn sɪs  seynt-fran-sis
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California Angeles AN-juh-luhs ˈæn dʒə ləs an-juh-luhs
California Butte Valley   byut ˈvæl i byoot val-lee
California Cleveland   ˈkliv lənd kleev-luhnd
California Eldorado Ell-duh-RAH-doe ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ el duh-rah-doh 
California Inyo INN-yoe    
California Klamath KLAM-ath ˈklæm əθ klam-uhth
California Lassen   ˈlæs ən las-uhn
California Los Padres Lows-PAH-drace    
California Mendocino Men-duh-SEE-no ˌmɛn dəˈsi noʊ men-duh-see-noh
California Modoc MOE-dock ˈmoʊ dɒk moh-dok
California Plumas PLEW-muhs    
California Rogue River   roʊg ˈrɪv ər rohg riv-er
California San Bernardino San Ber-na-DEE-no ˈsæn ˌbɜr nərˈdi noʊ, -ˌbɜr nə- san bur-ner-dee-noh
California Sequoia Suh-QUOY-uh sɪˈkwɔɪ ə si-kwoi-uh
California Shasta-Trinity   ˈʃæs tə ˈtrɪn ɪ ti shas-tuh trin-i-tee
California Sierra   siˈɛr ə see-er-uh
California Siskiyou SIS-kee-you (or SIS-que)    
California Six Rivers   sɪks  ˈrɪvərz siks riv-erz
California Stanislaus STAN-iss-law (or -loss)    
California Tahoe TAH-hoe ˈtɑ hoʊ tah-hoh
California Toiyabe Toy-YAH-bee    
California Trinity TRIN-uh-tee ˈtrɪn ɪ ti trin-i-tee
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Colorado Arapaho uh-RAP-uh-hoe əˈræp əˌhoʊ uh-rap-uh-hoh
Colorado Comanche   kəˈmæn tʃi, koʊ- kuh-man-chee, koh-
Colorado Grand Mesa Grand MAY-suh grænd ˈmeɪ sə grand-mey-suh
Colorado Gunnison GUN-nuh-sun    
Colorado Manti-La Sal MAN-tie-Luh-SAL    
Colorado Pawnee   pɔˈni paw-nee
Colorado Pike   paɪk pahyk
Colorado Rio Grande Ree-o Grand ˈri oʊ ˈgrænd ree-oh grand
Colorado Roosevelt   ˈroʊ zəˌvɛlt, -vəlt, ˈroʊz vɛlt, -vəlt roh-zuh-velt, -vuhlt, rohz-velt, -vuhlt
Colorado Routt ROUT (rhymes with shout)    
Colorado San Isabel San IS-a-bell ˌsænˈɪz əˌbɛl sahn iz-uh-bel
Colorado San Juan San Wahn ˌsæn ˈwɑn, ˈʰwɑn san wahn, hwahn
Colorado Uncompahgre Un-come-pah-gray    
Colorado White River   ʰwaɪt, waɪt ˈrɪv ə hwahyt riv-er
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Florida Apalachicola Ap-uh-latchee-CO-luh ˌæp əˌlætʃəˈkoʊ lə ap-uh-lach-uh-koh-luh
Florida Choctawhatchee Choc-tuh-hatch-ee ˌtʃɒk təˈhætʃ i chok-tuh-hach-ee  
Florida Ocala Oh-CAL-uh oʊˈkæl ə oh-kal-uh
Florida Osceola Ah-see-OH-luh ˌɒs iˈoʊ lə, ˌoʊ seɪ‑ os-ee-oh-luh, oh-sey
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Georgia Chattahoochee Chat-uh-HOO-chee ˌtʃæt əˈhu tʃi chat-uh-hoo-chee
Georgia Oconee oh-CO-nee    
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Idaho Bitterroot   ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt bit-er-root, -root
Idaho Boise BOY-see ˈbɔɪ zi or, especially locally, -si boy-see
Idaho Cache Cash kæʃ kash
Idaho Caribou   ˈkær əˌbu kar-uh-boo
Idaho Challis CHA-lis (a as in cat)    
Idaho Clearwater   ˈklɪərˌwɔ tər,-ˌwɒt ər kleer-waw-ter, -wot-er
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Koor Duh-LANE ˌkɜr dlˈeɪn kur dl-eyn
Idaho Curlew   ˈkɜr lu kur-loo
Idaho Kaniksu Kuh-NICK-su    
Idaho Kootenai KOOT-knee ˈkut nˌeɪ, -nˌi koot-n-ey, -n-ee
Idaho Nez Perce NEZ-purse ˈnɛz ˈpɜrs nez purs
Idaho Payette Pay-YETT    
Idaho Salmon SAA-muhn (a as in cat) ˈsæm ən sam-uhn
Idaho Sawtooth SAW-tooth ˈsɔˌtuθ saw-tooth
Idaho St. Joe   seɪnt dʒoʊ seynt-joh
Idaho Targhee TAR-ghee    
Idaho Wallowa Wul-OW-wuh    
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Illinois Midewin Mih-DAY-win 'deɪ wɪn mi-dey-win
Illinois Shawnee   ʃɔˈni shaw-nee
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Indiana Hoosier HOO-zhure ˈhu ʒər hoo-zher
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Kansas Cimarron   ˈsɪm əˌrɒn, -ˌroʊn, -ər ən sim-uh-ron, -rohn, -er-uhn
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Kentucky Daniel Boone   ˈdæn yəl bun dan-yuhl boon
Kentucky Jefferson JEFF-er-sun ˈdʒɛf ər sən jef-er-suhn
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Louisiana Kisatchie Kiss-SATCH-ee    
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Maine White Mountain   ʰwaɪtˈmaʊntn, waɪt hwahyt-moun-tun
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Michigan Hiawatha   ˌhaɪ əˈwɒθ ə, -ˈwɔ θə, ˌhi ə- hahy-uh-woth-uh, -waw-thuh, hee-uh-
Michigan Huron HEW-ron ˈhyʊər ən, -ɒn or, often, ˈyʊər- hyoor-uhn, -on
Michigan Manistee MAN-iss-tee    
Michigan Ottawa OTT-uh-wah ˈɒt ə wə ot-uh-wuh
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Minnesota Chippewa CHIP-puh-wha (a as in far) ˈtʃɪp əˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ, -wə chip-uh-wah, -wey, -wuh
Minnesota Superior   səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ- soo-peer-ee-or
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Mississippi Bienville Bee-EN-vill    
Mississippi De Soto Dee-SO-toe də ˈsoʊ toʊ duh soh-toh
Mississippi Delta   ˈdɛl tə del-tuh
Mississippi Holly Springs   ˈhɒl i sprɪŋ hol-eespringz
Mississippi Homochitto Hoh-muh-CHI-to    
Mississippi Tombigbee Tom-BIG-bee tɒmˈbɪg bi tom-big-bee
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Missouri Mark Twain   mɑrk tweɪn mahrk tweyn
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Montana Beaverhead   ˈbi vər hɛd bee-ver-hed
Montana Bitterroot   ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt bit-er-root, -root
Montana Custer   ˈkʌs tər kuhs-ter
Montana Deerlodge   dɪər-lɒdʒ deer-loj
Montana Flathead   ˈflætˌhɛd flat-hed
Montana Gallatin GAL-uh-tin ˈgæl ə tɪn gal-uh-tin
Montana Helena HELL-uh-nuh ˈhɛl ə nə hel-uh-nuh
Montana Kaniksu Kuh-NICK-su    
Montana Kootenai KOOT-knee ˈkut nˌeɪ, -nˌi koot-n-ey, -n-ee
Montana Lewis & Clark   ˈlu ɪs ænd klɑrk loo-is-and-klahrk
Montana Lolo LOW-low    
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Nebraska Nebraska   nəˈbræs kə nuh-bras-kuh
Nebraska Samuel R. McKelvie Mah-Kell-vee    
Nebraska Oglala   ɒgˈlɑ lə og-lah-luh
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Nevada Eldorado Ell-duh-RAH-doe ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ- el duh-rah-doh, -rey-
Nevada Humboldt HUM-bolt ˈhʌm boʊlt huhm-bohlt
Nevada Inyo INN-yoe    
Nevada Toiyabe Toy-YAH-bee    
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New Hampshire White Mountain   ʰwaɪtˈmaʊntn, waɪt hwahyt-moun-tun
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New Mexico Apache uh-PATCH-ee əˈpætʃ i uh-pach-hee
New Mexico Carson   ˈkɑr sən kahr-suhn
New Mexico Cibola SEE-bow-luh ˈsi bə lə see-buh-luh
New Mexico Coronado Cur-uh-NAH-doe ˌkɔr əˈnɑ doʊ, ˌkɒr- kawr-uh-nah-doh,  kor-
New Mexico Gila HEE-luh ˈhi lə hee-luh
New Mexico Kiowa   ˈkaɪ ə wə, -ˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ kahy-uh-wuh, -wah, -wey
New Mexico Lincoln   ˈlɪŋ kən ling-kuhn
New Mexico Santa Fe Santa Fay ˈsæn tə ˈfeɪ san-tuh fey
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New York Finger Lakes   ˈfɪŋ gər leɪks fing-ger leyks
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North Carolina Cherokee   ˈtʃɛr əˌki, ˌtʃɛr əˈki cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee
North Carolina Croatan CROW-uh-tan    
North Carolina Nantahala Nan-tuh-HAY-luh    
North Carolina Pisgah PIZZ-guh ˈpɪz gə piz-guh
North Carolina Uwharrie U-WHAR-ee (rhymes with far)    
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North Dakota Cedar River   ˈsi dər ˈrɪv ər see-der-riv-er
North Dakota Little Missouri   ˈlɪt l mɪˈzʊəri lit-l-mi-zoor-ee
North Dakota Sheyenne shahy-en    
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Ohio Wayne   weɪn weyn 
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Oklahoma Ouachita WAH-shu-tah ˈwɒʃ ɪˌtɔ, ˈwɔ ʃɪ- wosh-i-taw, waw-shi
Oklahoma Black Kettle   blæk ˈkɛt l blak-ket-l
Oklahoma Rita Blanca rit-uh blahng-uh    
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Oregon Crooked River   ˈkrʊk ɪd ˈrɪv ər krook-id riv-er
Oregon Deschutes Duh-SHOOTS    
Oregon Fremont FREE-mont ˈfri mɒnt free-mont
Oregon Klamath KLAM-ath ˈklæm əθ klam-uhth
Oregon Malheur Mal-HEWR    
Oregon Mt. Hood   maʊnt hʊd mount hood
Oregon Ochoco OH-chuh-koh    
Oregon Rogue River roʊg ˈrɪv ər rohg riv-er  
Oregon Siskiyou SIS-kee-you (or SIS-que)    
Oregon Siuslaw Sigh-YOU-slaw    
Oregon Umatilla You-muh-TILL-uh    
Oregon Umpqua UMP-kwah    
Oregon Wallowa Wul-OW-wuh    
Oregon Whitman WIT-muhn ˈʰwɪt mən, ˈwɪt- hwit-muhnwit-
Oregon Willamette Will-LAM-et wɪˈlæm ɪt wi-lam-it
Oregon Winema y-NEE-muh    
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Pennsylvania Allegheny Al-luh-GAIN-ee ˌæl ɪˈgeɪ ni al-i-gey-nee
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Puerto Rico El Yunque el-ZHUN-kay    
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South Carolina Francis Marion   ˈfrænsɪs ˈmær iən, ˈmɛər- fran-sis mar-ee-uhn, mair-
South Carolina Sumter SUM-ter ˈsʌm tər, ˈsʌmp- suhm-ter
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South Dakota Black Hills   blæk hɪlz blak-hilz
South Dakota Custer   ˈkʌs tər kuhs-ter
South Dakota Buffalo Gap   ˈbʌf əˌloʊ gæp buhf-uh-loh-gap
South Dakota Fort Pierre   foʊrt pɪər fohrt-peer
South Dakota Grand River   grænd ˈrɪvər grand-riv-er
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Tennessee Cherokee   ˈtʃɛr əˌki, ˌtʃɛr əˈki cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee
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Texas Angelina An-juh-LEE-nuh ˌæn dʒəˈli nə, -ˈlaɪ- an-juh-lee-nuh, -lahy-
Texas Black Kettle   blæk ˈkɛt l blak-ket-l
Texas Caddo   ˈkæd oʊ kad-oh
Texas Davy Crockett   ˈdeɪ vi ˈkrɒkɪt dey-vee krok-it
Texas Lyndon B. Johnson   ˈlɪn dən bi ˈdʒɒn sən lin-d-uhn bee jon-suhn
Texas McClellan Creek   məˈklɛl ən muh-klel-uhn
Texas Rita Blanca rit-uh blahng-uh    
Texas Sabine Suh-BEEN səˈbin suh-been
Texas Sam Houston   sæm ˈhyu stən sam hyoo-stuhn
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Utah Ashley   ˈæʃ li ash-lee
Utah Cache Cash kæʃ kash
Utah Caribou   ˈkær əˌbu kar-uh-boo
Utah Dixie   ˈdɪk si dik-see
Utah Fishlake   fɪʃ-leɪk fish-leyk
Utah Manti-La Sal MAN-tie-Luh-SAL    
Utah Sawtooth SAW-tooth ˈsɔˌtuθ saw-tooth
Utah Uinta You-IN-tuh    
Utah Wasatch WAH-satch    
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Vermont Green Mountain   grin ˈmaʊn tn green moun-tn
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Virginia George Washington   dʒɔrdʒ ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ- jawrj wosh-ing-tuhn, waw-shing-
Virginia Jefferson JEFF-er-sun ˈdʒɛf ər sən jef-er-suhn
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Washington Colville CALL-vill    
Washington Gifford Pinchot PIN-show    
Washington Kaniksu Kuh-NICK-su    
Washington Mt. Baker   maʊnt ˈbeɪ kər mount bey-ker
Washington Okanogan Oh-kah-NOG-guhn    
Washington Olympic   əˈlɪm pɪk, oʊˈlɪm- oh-lim-pik
Washington Snoqualmie Snow-QUAL-mee    
Washington Umatilla You-muh-TILL-uh    
Washington Wenatchee   wəˈnætʃ i wuh-nach-ee
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West Virginia George Washington   dʒɔrdʒ ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ- jawrj wosh-ing-tuhn, waw-shing-
West Virginia Jefferson JEFF-er-sun ˈdʒɛf ər sən jef-er-suhn
West Virginia Monongahela Muh-nahn-guh-HEE-luh məˌnɒŋ gəˈhi lə muh-nahn-guh-hee-luh
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Wisconsin Chequamegon Shuh-WAH-muh-guhn    
Wisconsin Nicolet Nick-oh-LAY ˌnɪk əˈleɪ nik-uh-let
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Wyoming Ashley ASH-lee ˈæʃ li ash-lee
Wyoming Bighorn   ˈbɪgˌhɔrn big-hawrn
Wyoming Black Hills   blæk hɪlz blak-hilz
Wyoming Bridger BRIDGE-uhr    
Wyoming Caribou   ˈkær əˌbu kar-uh-boo
Wyoming Medicine Bow Medicine Bo ˈmɛd ə sɪn boʊ med-uh-sin boh
Wyoming Shoshone Sh-SHOW-nee   shuh-shoh-nee
Wyoming Targhee TAR-ghee    
Wyoming Teton TEE-tohn ˈti tɒn, ˈtit n tee-tohn, teet-n
Wyoming Thunder Basin   ˈθʌn dər ˈbeɪsən thuhn-der bey-suhn
Wyoming Wasatch WAH-satch    
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