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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.”

Recreation Marker Cougar Dispersed Camping Area

This dispersed campground area is north of Caribou developed campground on the left side of North Fork road. It is situated alongside the North Fork of the Big Wood River.
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Recreation Marker Telegraph Trailhead

Trail Advisory-Wayne National Forest Supervisor Anthony Scardina has issued a Closure Order for a portion of the Telegraph Trail, located on the Ironton Ranger District in Lawrence County. The order is necessary to prevent unlawful access to private property and to protect national forest property and resources. The order includes a 3.2-mile section of trail located between the Telegraph…
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Recreation Marker Upper Clinetop Road (Forest Road # 603)

The upper portion of Clinetop Road is approximately 11 miles long and traverses the top of Clinetop Mesa. The road is open to highway legal vehicles, OHVs, and motorcycles, as well as bicycle, foot, and horse traffic. The grade and terrain are suitable for passenger cars and drivers of all skill levels. Please drive carefully and be courteous to all other users. Upper Cinetop Road connects with several other…
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Recreation Marker Picket Lake

Picket Lake is a remote, quiet lake with 3 backcountry campsites.  Downloadable map
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Recreation Marker Butterball Lake

Butterball Lake offers a quiet atmosphere for canoeing, fishing and camping. The primary fish species are northern pike, perch and sucker. Downloadable information and map 
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Recreation Marker Colcord Ridge Dispersed Camping Area

  Situated within a mixed forest of Ponderosa pine, white and Douglas fir, Colcord Ridge is a great place to go during the hot summer months. Trout fishing is available -- 5 miles to the east of Canyon Creek Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery -- 5 miles east on FR 33. Wildlife includes: Black bear, elk, mountain lion, javelina and deer. This site is a great camp site for youth first learning how to camp. Pack It In,…
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Recreation Marker Lefthand OHV Trailhead

The Lefthand OHV Area is currently closed to motorized use due to severe flood damage. Entry by foot or mountain bike is allowed. Target shooting within this area remains prohibited. View an area map here.
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Recreation Marker HZ Wash

This site is set along the Upper Salt River, which allows for great water reaction activities. Nearby are impressive views of mountains, canyons, and wildlife. Because of its close proximity to the Salt River, HZ Wash allows fishing, and non-motorized boating.  There are plenty of dispersed campsites available at HZ Wash, which allows for an easy, quick escape during any time of the year for families or…
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Recreation Marker Smokey Boulder Camping Area

Numerous dispersed camp sites located along Smokey Boulder Road #074. Busiest during hunting season in September and October. Pack it in pack it out. No water. Some sites contain fire rings and tables, most do not.
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Recreation Marker Clarion River Campsites

These developed dispersed campsites stretch from Irwin Run to Millstone Creek along the Clarion Wild & Scenic River, accessible by River Road and FR 132. Camping includes 17 sites along the Clarion River and 9 sites on Millstone Creek from Clarion River to FR 789 below Loleta Campground. There is hardened parking at each numbered site and a rock fire ring. Information signs are located at Irwin Run Canoe Launch…
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Recreation Marker Harmon Den Area

Harmon Den is on the Appalachian Ranger District in the vicinity of exit 7 off of  I-40. The area is a haven for hikers and horseback riders. It offers 54.5 miles of trails with 14.2 miles of trails designated for horseback riding and 40.3 miles for hiking.
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Recreation Marker Hexacuba Shelter

Built and maintained by the Dartmouth Outing Club this shelter is acccessed by a 0.3 mile side trail off the Appalachain Trail on the southern shoulder of Mt. Cube. The shelter acccomodates eight. Privy is provided. The water source maybe unreliable.
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Recreation Marker Crane Lake

Crane Lake is a large body of water and is a popular area for fishing and boating. There are 3 backcountry campsites located on the lake. Crane Lake also connects to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness through Little Vermilion Lake and Voyageurs National Park through Sand…
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Recreation Marker Hellhole Bay Wilderness

  Hellhole Bay Wilderness (2,125 ac) may take its name from a large forest opening possibly formed by early wildfire behavior in the area. A shallow canoe trail a little over a mile long and often less than a foot deep crosses the bay and is passable during the wetter times of the year. But in dryer months it becomes a muddy trail and can be difficult to hike. Heavy thick undergrowth, wet unstable ground…
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Recreation Marker Cookson Lake Dispersed Campsite

Cookson Lake is a 35 acre lake with two small islands. There are five primitive campsites located in a large open field on the south shore of the lake. No drinking water is available. A public boat ramp is located by site number 2. Cookson Lake has largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, and bullhead.
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Recreation Marker MANNING MEADOWS CUA DISPERSED

Dispersed Camping Area. Facilties include vault toilet in the area
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Recreation Marker Velvet Rocks Shelter

The Velvet Rocks Shelter is located north off the Appalachian Trail 0.8 mile from Rt. 120 in Hanover, NH. This shelter was recently rebuilt by the Dartmouth Outing Club in 2006 replacing the older shelter. The previous shelter was built in 1936 and relocated from the Dartmouth College campus to the existing site. Water is accessed along the shelter loop trail and may be unreliable in the dry months. A privy is…
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Recreation Marker Craig RD

Craig RD
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Recreation Marker San Jacinto - Santa Rosa Mountains Recreation Area

Includes Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Garner Valley and San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains.
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Recreation Marker Grand Island National Recreation Area

NEW Engage your kids in the new "Grand Island Ranger" Agents of Discovery mobile game! Learn more here. Bring the family and check out Grand Island National Recreation Area! Grand Island is located in Lake Superior, about one-half mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. Munising is about 43…
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Recreation Marker Clear Lake Overflow Camping Area

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Recreation Marker Clark Mountain/Orogrande Trailhead

A primitive single lane road situated atop the ridgeline with spectacular panoramic views to the south of Orogrande drainage and to the north towards Chateau Rock. Some dispersed camping is available along the trail.   Here's a link to a map of the trails and more information about the area.
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Recreation Marker East Tower Hunt Camp

Primitive camping year-round, available only to hunters during general gun season in the fall.
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Recreation Marker THREE CREEKS TRAILHEAD

Trailhead. The Three Creeks Trailhead is a wonderfull access point to numerous ATV, horse and foot trails.  These trails seem to loop together providing miles of recreational activities. Access is via State Route #153, where there is a pullout on the right hand side of the road. There you can off-load horses or ATV's and the pullout provides ample parking. If you cross the road to the north you will be…
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Recreation Marker Johnson Lake

Johnson Lake has easy access with 1 backcountry campsite. One Pine Lake is nearby.
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