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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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Rod & Gun Campground

"Dances with Wolves" film sites Nearby The Rod & Gun Campground has seven camp sites. Restroom facilities are available. One of the "Dances with Wolves" film sites is nearby. The campground is located adjacent to Little Spearfish Creek. Reservations are not available for Rod & Gun Campground Campground. Rod & Gun Campground Layout Reservations are not available for Rod & Gun Campground…

Cook Lake Trailhead (Trail #88)

The Cook Lake Trailhead provides access to Trail 88. Cook Lake Trail is a 1.0 mile trail with some stairs and a stepping-stone crossing of Beaver Creek, the lake’s inlet.  The trail generally parallels the lakeshore on the south, east, north, and northwest sides of the lake. Hikers using the trail must “double-back” since the analysis of and safety precautions for a landslide southwest of the lake now bars hiking on…

Ditch Creek Trailhead

Ditch Creek Trailhead is located about 15 miles west of Hill City on Deerfield Road, then 4 miles south of Deerfield Road on Ditch Creek Road, adjacent to the Ditch Creek Camp Ground. 

Bayview Trailhead and Day-Use Area

The Bayview Campground at Emerald Bay is temporarily closed for conversion to a day-use area, and parking in other nearby lots is in high demand. Please consider visiting Emerald Bay in the early morning or late afternoon for a more relaxing experience. The trailhead remains open. Bayview Trailhead and Day-Use area is located near Emerald Bay on the South Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe and sits at approximately 7,100…

South Fork Campground

South Fork is one of the most popular camping sites on the Smokey Bear Ranger District. It has 53 sites with a stay limit of 14 days. Trail access to the White Mountain Wilderness leaves from the campground via the South Fork Trail (T19).  The early portion of this trail is moderately easy with the higher portions being difficult. 

Little Rock Pond/Green Mountain Loop

The Green Mountain Connector Trail, found across the road and slightly west of the parking lot, heads southwest for 0.6 miles to its junction with the Green Mountain Trail. Follow the blue blazes. From here the trail ascends, following old woods roads for the next mile and leads to the summit of Green Mountain at 2.5 miles. The trail continues along the ridgeline and passes several spur trails that lead to excellent…

Sycamore Cabin

Constructed by the CCC in 1938, this historic ranger’s residence sits on the edge of Sycamore Creek, providing an opportunity to explore a unique riparian area just outside the back door.  Enjoy serenity, spectacular views, hiking trails—including part of the Great Western Trail—and time "away from it all."  At an elevation of 4000 feet, Sycamore Cabin enjoys moderate climate and temperatures year-round.  Corrals, a…

Halfmoon East Campground

Located off the Halfmoon Road (FSR 110), Halfmoon East is a first-come, first-served campground, with 5 sites, near the Mount Elbert and Mount Massive Trailheads at 9,900 feet. This is a very popular campground for hikers. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings with grates, and vault toilets. High altitude sickness may occur at this altitude.

Granite Mountain via Williamson Valley Road

Trails starting on the east side of Granite Mountain may be reached via Williamson Valley Road:   Almosta Trail #622 Mint Wash Trail #345 Willow Trail #347  Granite Basin Recreation Area Brochure  (1.54 MB)

Springdale Campground

This campground is located 1.7 miles east of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road 300. This campground has 13 sites. This is a standard, non-electric campground. Firewood, shelter, and water are not provided.

Pear Tree Hill Group Camp

CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON. This unique group site, located between Rabun Beach Campground areas 1 & 2, provides all the amenities and scenery associated with the much loved Lake Rabun Beach Recreational Area, yet is designed specifically for your specialized group activites.

Buffalo Springs Campground

Buffalo Springs Campground is located 12.5 miles south of Fairplay on FS 431.  It has 18 campsites with parking spurs 24-40 feet and a maximum trailer length of 30 feet; elevation is 9,000 feet; Facilities include toilets, tables, water, and fire rings.  Buffalo Springs Campground is an ideal setting for biking, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing.…

Cedar Creek Upper Trailhead

Located adjacent to our ski area, this trail offers both hikers, mountain bikers and equestrian units a downhill run of some 3 plus miles that ends at the Cedar Creek Lower Trailhead.  Easy access and close to Alturas and Cedarville. Before you head out to the trail, consider checking out this guide to the interpretive sites.

Middle Ponil Creek Fishing

Middle Ponil Creek is below Shuree Lodge, and Comanche Creek, along Forest Road 1950.

Double Cabin Campground

This campground hosts 14 units on the border of the Washakie Wilderness. Two trails go north from this campground deep into the wilderness, and one trail leads south along the wilderness boundary. The Frontier Creek Trail leads to a petrified forest. It is illegal to remove petrified wood from this area. Water is available at this campground. Maximum spur is 32 feet. This site is not accessible for those with…

Sites Homestead

If you have an interest in history or gardening this is the place to visit! The Sites Homestead is coming alive to portray a time in its past when pioneers and early settlers established farms in the area. Gardens have been planted all around the homestead by Master Gardener Kaila St. Louis. Herbs, flowers, and vegetables from the mid-1800's are growing in profusion, creating a lovely accent to the house itself.…

Ewing Point Campsite

There is a beautiful walk-in campsite located on Ewing Point on the north side of the 132 acre McKeever Lake. The grassy site is 50 feet by 75 feet, surrounded by cedar and hemlock. A fire ring , fire grill, lantern post, and picnic tables are provided at the site. Drinking water must be carried in. Water is available at Pete's Lake Campground. A wilderness toilet is available. The lake bottom is sandy and provides…

Ashurst Lake

There are a number of reasons to visit Ashurst Lake. First, since it's regularly stocked with rainbow and brown trout, it's an excellent place to fish. It's a good place to paddle your canoe, too, or to windsurf or enjoy any of a number of other water sports. A graveled road to the lake and around it provides a good place to ride your mountain bike. The setting's not bad either. The San Francisco Peaks stand picture…

Battle of the Badlands Interpretive Site

A 1,220-acre site featuring interesting archeological, paleontological, wildlife, and geologic resources. It is the site of the Battle of the Badlands, fought between the United States cavalry led by General Alfred Sully, and a coalition of the Lakota and Dakota Sioux native American tribes. The battle was fought on August 7-9, 1864. In addition to a…

Malone Springs Day Use Area

Located 40 minutes northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Malone Springs Day Use Area is a small peaceful spot.   Malone Springs Day Use Area features one vaulted toilet, picnic tables, and fire rings. Situated on Crystal Creek, it features a launch for non-motorized boats to float into Klamath Lake via the Upper Klamath Canoe Trail. There are opportunities for birdlife viewing, as this recreation site is part of the…

Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area

The 3,500 acre Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is a beautiful and complex feature along Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline, in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, located between Ludington and Manistee. It is popular for hiking, primitive and dispersed camping, beach combing, hunting, picnicking, nature study and wildlife viewing, also offering approximately 10-miles of trails accessed from two developed trailheads…

Peterson Bridge North Day Use and Boat Launch Area

Peterson Bridge is the last take-out before Low Bridge. This large landing area sits just before a sharp bend in the river that will take paddlers underneath the M-37 Bridge. A pond area at the site is home to many species of wildflowers and turtles. The picnic shelter was built…

Kiwanis Monument

Kiwanis Monument commemorates the efforts of private citizens in the reforesting of Michigan's barren lands. Brochure with map: River Road National Scenic Byway (pdf) - this brochure shows River Road, the Au Sable…