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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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Waunita #497

Forest Trail #497 (Waunita Trail) is 2.2 miles long. It begins at Forest Road #769 (Depler Park Road) and ends at Forest Trail #481 (Canyon Creek Trail). The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Motorcycle Trail Riding

Aspen Flat

This oasis of lush greenery is welcome respite from the dry ponderosa pine forest surroundings. The ground below the quaking aspen foliage is blanketed with grasses and blooming wildflowers in season. Trees are similar in bole height and diameter because wildfire swept the area in 1958 and consumed most above-ground plant growth. Caution: The…

Maverick Trailhead (#568) Trailhead

Maverick Trailhead (#568) Trailhead

Buffalo Peaks Trailhead

Buffalo Peaks Trailhead provides access to a middle section of Salt Creek Trail which accesses southeast portions of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.

Hoback River Area

Within the Hoback River Area lies an abundance of recreational opportunity and amazing scenery waiting for you to enjoy.  Driving south of Jackson 15 miles and heading east on Highway 191, you will find yourself driving through one of the most beautiful canyons in the surrounding area.  Winding through this canyon is the designated Wild and Scenic Hoback River where crystal clear water lends itself to…

West Dyer #885

The West Dyer Trail #885 begins at an intersection with the Dyer Connection Trail #886 and ends at an intersection with the Mendicant Trail #884. The trail follows the West Dyer drainage from Mendicant Ridge to its confluence with North Dyer Creek. It can be difficult to follow at times but is never far from West Dyer Creek so if lost it can be found again without much difficulty. At one point in the trail there is…

South Twin Boating Area

Take the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway to the South Twin area, then enjoy a little fishing.

Dry Creek Equestrian Trailhead

The Dry Creek Trail system offers 26 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding awsomeness. The trailhead provides an accessible horse spur and bathroom facilities. Gravel parking for 30 horse trailer rigs. Dry Creek Trail System Map

Thain Creek Campground

Thain Creek Campground is the only campground in the Highwood Mountains. One of the 19 campsites can accommodate a maximum trailer length of 40 feet. The campground is usually open from May through the middle of fall. A nearby trailhead leads up to Windy Mountain and back on a 6 mile loop trail, offering scenic views of the surrounding plains and faraway mountains. Other hikes are along Briggs Creek or from the…

Scab Creek Trailhead

This trailhead offers separate parking areas for backpackers and equestrians, corrals and toilet facilities. It is located adjacent to the Scab Creek campground, which along with the trailhead are administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Salt Creek #514

The Salt Creek Trail #514 serves as a connecting route between the Big Creek Road and the Park Creek Road, FSR #262.  The trail climbs out of Park Creek into Leon Creek, and then continues climbing until it levels out in the high country above East and West Salt Creek.  Because of the rapid climb in elevation, the Salt Creek Trail has several steep grades which should be ridden with caution.  The Salt…

Shingobee Recreation Area

In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health safety of visitors, employees and volunteers, the Chippewa National Forest has announced the Shingobee warming chalet will remain closed until further notice. However, visitors are able to recreate at the Shingobee Recreation Area and enjoy the variety of outdoor winter activities. The recreation area is…

Swords Recreation Area

Just east of Madison, GA, on the shore of the local's beloved Lake Oconee, visitors to the Oconee Ranger District find the Swords Recreation Area.  Families can enjoy the picnicking opportunities and newly renovated boat ramp in this secluded, yet scenic locale.

Indian Flats Cabin

  This cabin is located off Forest Service Road #138 in the Big Belt Mountains.  The present Indian Flats Cabin started its days as the Conway Station on Rock Creek in the Jim Ball Basin. The original Conway Station probably predates the Forest Service. This station was used as a way-station for rangers headquartered at the Checkerboard Ranger Station located above the town of Nelson. The present…

CCC Ponds Interpretive Site

Located at the southern end of Fremont Lake, 5 miles from Pinedale lie the CCC Ponds.  With a large parking lot, a vaulted toilet, dirt and paved trails, benches, picnic tables and plenty of wildlife viewing this is a local favorite. 

Carrissa Lookout

The Carrisa Lookout complex contains the lookout, Observer’s cabin, shed and outhouse.  This 7’ X 7’ Aermotor MC-39 cab sits upon an 80 foot high steel tower erected in 1934. Carrisa’s Observers cabin and shed were constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The site’s structures were restored in 2012, and will be considered for future rental program.  The…

Transfer Campground

The Transfer Recreation Area includes a campground and a picnic area 11 miles northeast of Mancos. The Transfer campground has 12 individual campsites (5 reservable), 1 group site (reservable) and 4 horse sites (2 reservable) in a mostly level aspen grove. All sites and restrooms are barrier-free, and most accommodate RVs. Although livestock is not allowed in the main campground, there are campsites for stock…

Cataract Creek Campground

This small campground with 5 campsites is located in the Cataract Creek drainage just above Green Mountain Reservoir. There are many trails in the area that access the Eagles Nest Wilderness.

Highway 142 River Access

The Highway 142 access known as "The Narrows" is the last river access for the Eleven Point National Scenic River. This access is 8.7 miles downriver of Riverton. This is a developed site with a single-lane, concrete boat ramp, paved parking and a vault toilet.…

Mather Memorial Parkway (SR 410)

The historic Mather Memorial Parkway (State Route 410) is the gateway to a recreational haven. On a clear day, enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Rainier. For more excitement, take a spin in the off-road vehicle area at Evans Creek, or zip down the slopes of Crystal Mountain Ski Area. Or if you prefer solitude, escape into the solace of the forest and leave the world behind. Mather Memorial ParkwayCreated in 1931, this…

Oyster Point Campground

Oyster Point Campground is situated on the Intercoastal Waterway and is the trailhead for the 21-mile Neusiok Trail. The trail meanders through cypress swamps, loblolly pines and vast bogs of thick vegetation. Oyster Point's shallow water boat ramp provides a launching point for boaters and anglers (No vehicle access). Nestled under tall loblolly pines, the campground features 15 sites and two vault toilets.…

Gold Park Campground

**Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant…

Carlton Flat Campground

Carlton Flat Campground is located on the North Yuba River along Hwy 49. There are 17 campsites with vault toilets and piped water. There is access to the North Yuba Trail. Camground is surrounded by pine and oak trees. 

Max Patch

Max Patch sits next to the Tennessee state line in the Harmon Den area of Hot Springs, NC. At 4,629 feet this bald offers 360-degree vistas of Mount Mitchell to the east and Great Smoky Mountains to the southwest. An abundance of ferns and grasses blanket the bald, making it perfect for picnics. Fishing is offered at the pond past the main parking lot. The Appalachian Trail crosses this area. For…