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Campground: Iron Creek

This large campground (98 sites) is on a flat along the Cispus River and is located in an old growth stand of Douglas fir, Hemlock, and Cedar. Lush vegetation and ample space between sites makes them quite private. This is a great place to camp while exploring the more remote side of Mount St. Helens. Iron Creek Campground Loop

Knoppers Ford Day Use

Knopper’s Ford, situated along Sugar Creek is a day use facility built by the CCC.  It is accessible by passenger car or low clearance vehicle.  Knopper’s Ford is popular with Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) and Equestrian enthusiasts, as it is a very short distance from the fabulous Sugar Creek Multi Use Recreation Trail.   Click here for…

Lily Pond Vista

Lily Pond is a natural mountain pond beside the Kancamagus Highway 18 miles west of Conway. There is an ample gravel turn out for parking as moose are often seen feeding in the pond. In winter people access the Upper Nanamacomok cross country ski trail from Lily Pond.

Castor Creek Scenic Area

Castor Creek Scenic Area is a boggy hardwood bottomland system that lays on the edge of the boundary for the United States Air Force Bombing Range. The Wild Azalea National Recreation Trail travels straight through the most pronounced portions of this beautiful and diverse ecosystem.

South Iron Springs Group Site

Iron Springs Group Campground is located approximately five miles off US Highway 191 along meandering Red Cloud Loop Scenic Backway next to a grassy meadow bordered by shady pines and aspens. Sagebrush and summer wildflowers dot the meadow, and ATV trails crisscross the area.

Site: Hemlock Picnic Area

This site on Trout Creek offers a covered picnic area and viewing platform at a steelhead recovery site on the historic Wind River Nursery and Hemlock CCC Camp. This is a great jumping off point for more strenuous hikes and adventures, but also an easy place to experience nature and history. This shaded and pleasant picnic site on Trout Creek offers a covered area with picnic tables and a   viewing platform on…

Upper Paradise Cabin

A 12 x 14-foot rustic cabin on Upper Paradise Lake in the remote Paradise Valley. Views of glacier-covered mountains. The seclusion of this cabin necessitates being prepared to handle any emergency situation. Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip. Bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days. This cabin sleeps 6, and has a table, wood stove, splitting maul, crosscut saw, outhouse, and rowboat with…

Bird Creek Campground

There are nine campsites, including two double sites and one group site. These sites also have picnic tables, campfire rings, and BBQ pedestals. At this campground, recreation activities include river/stream fishing, mountain biking, day hiking, and off-highway vehicle riding.

Catherine Creek Recreation Area

One of the premier areas for early spring wildflower viewing in the eastern Columbia River Gorge, Catherine Creek Recreation Area is popular each spring before it dries up by mid summer. The trailhead and parking north of Old Highway 8 are the access point to a network of multi-use biker/hiker/equestrian trails. The site was once a ranch before being acquired by the Forest Service to protect native plants, the…

Flaming Gorge West

Flaming Gorge West Zone

Trailhead: Little Huckleberry

Provides access to: Little Huckleberry Trail #49 which climbs Little Huckleberry Mountain. Parking for 8 vehicles.

West Fork RD

  The many miles of trails on the West Fork Ranger District provide opportunities ranging from short day-trips to extended back-country trips.

Gaudineer Scenic Area

This scenic area is managed to feature an undisturbed condition of the West Virginia highlands for study and enjoyment. Maintaining the natural appearance of the area is an essential management goal here. Approximately 50 acres of the Gaudineer Scenic Area is typical of, and considered part of, the virgin red spruce type that originally occupied large portions of the highland areas of West Virginia. The…

Forest Road 81

On the southwest side of Mount St. Helens, Forest Road 81 provides an experience away from crowds. On this road, access Kalama Horse Camp, Red Rock Pass and Forest Road 830, the road to Climber's Bivouac and the start of the summer climbing route. From the west, the road begins on Forest Road 90, near Cougar, WA, and travels through private timberlands and state lands before entering Mount St. Helens National…

McCart Lookout

McCart Lookout is a historic L4 lookout located on McCart Peak east of Sula, MT. This lookout has been restored to reflect a lookout of the 1940's. This includes the stove, furniture, dishes, and other small touches. It is poised on the edge of the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness and offers beautiful views of the Pintler Mountains to the east and the Bitterroot Mountains to the west. The lookout is one room with a…

Mitchell Creek Campground

This boat-in campground offers a picnic shelter and a dock with a 17 boat capacity. There are seven campsites (7 tables, and fire rings) available and two toilets. Lake Chelan Boat-in and Drive-to Campground Guide and Map

Potters Ponds

These are 8.5 and 7.5 acre Ponds located by Potters Pond Campground.  The Department of Wildlife Resources of Utah (DWR) stocks these ponds with Rainbow and Albino Trout.

Bishop Park Group Campground

Located along Bishop Creek located between the turn-off to South Lake and the community of Aspendell, this group camp is by reservation only. Facilities include flush toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. Popular activities include horseback riding, wildlife viewing, hiking, and fishing in a stocked trout stream. There are stores, marinas, restaurants, and pack stations in the canyon area. Campground is…

Fox Creek Campground

16 campsites along the Entiat River at 2,000 feet elevation. Water, vault toilets & garbage service. Maximum trailer length 28 feet.  27 miles up the Entiat River Road from Highway 97A.

Subway Cave

Explore the underground world of a lava tube. The self-guided trail is approximately 1/3 mile long and the cave is completely dark, so don't forget to bring a flashlight. The floor is rough and jagged so wear sturdy shoes. A light jacket will ward off the chill as the cave remains a cool 46 degrees F.  Neither hardhats nor crawling is required! Pets are not allowed.

La Sal Mountain Loop State Scenic Backway

From the alpine ridges of the La Sal mountains to the red rock desert and sandstone pinnacles of Castle Rock, this backway is an adventure! You will see mesas and buttes used in movies and drive past steep laccolithic peaks that often serve as the backdrop in photographs of the famed Delicate Arch. This 60 mile route is paved and starts about 8 miles south of Moab off US-191 and loops through the…

Oh! Ridge Overlook Observation Site

Named for what people say when they come over the rise and get their first view of June Lake and the surrounding mountains OH! Ridge overlook has a scenic overlook platform.

Hallsted Campground

This campground is managed by Outdoors in Plumas    Hallsted Campground is located 17 miles west of Quincy on Hwy 70, near Twain. There are 20 single family campsites, each with a table and fire ring. Eight of the sites have electrical hookups and four sites are universally accessible.  Showers are available.…