California Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in California? View California parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Afton Canyon, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Barstow, take Interstate 15 east for 35 miles. Take the Afton exit south. Drive south three miles on graded dirt road to parking area for the fully-developed Afton Campground. Visitor information is available at the campground and at all entrances into the area. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Afton Canyon Overview Afton Canyon’s surface water makes it unique in the southern California desert. Known locally as “The Grand Canyon of the Mojave” for its dramatic geological formations, this is the only place where the Mojave River flows above ground year-round – providing significant riparian (riverbank) wildlife habitat amid the desert. Since prehistoric times, the natural bounty created

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Agua Tibia Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-788-0250 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Agua Tibia Wilderness Map Agua Tibia Wilderness The Agua Tibia Wilderness now contains a total of 17,979 acres and is managed by the BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1975 the Agua Tibia Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits

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Alabama Hills, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Hwy 395 to Lone Pine. Turn west at the stoplight onto Whitney Portal Road, drive 2.5 miles to Movie Road, turn right. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Alabama Hills Recreation Area Map and Guide Alabama Hills Overview The Alabama Hills are a formation of rounded rocks and eroded hills set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the geologically complex Inyo Mountains. Both geologic features were shaped by the same uplifting occurring 100 million years ago. Visitors enjoy touring film sites, photography, rock climbing, exploring natural arches, and viewing the swaths of wildflowers that bloom every spring. Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular activities.

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Alcatraz Island, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Alcatraz Ferry Terminal is located on The Embarcadero near the intersection of Bay Street at Pier 33. Phone (415) 561-4900 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Alcatraz Island Official Website Alcatraz Island Map Alcatraz reveals stories of American incarceration, justice, and our common humanity. This small island was once a fort, a military prison, and a maximum security federal penitentiary. In 1969, the Indians of All Tribes occupied Alcatraz for 19 months in the name of freedom and Native American civil rights. We invite you to explore Alcatraz’s complex history and natural beauty.

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Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 65 miles to Kelbaker Road. Exit southbound on Kelbaker Road and drive approx. 10 miles to National Trails Highway. Turn left on National Trails Highway and drive approx. 8 miles to Crater Road. Turn left onto Crater Road. An entrance kiosk will be on your left hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark Overview Amboy Crater, formed of ash and cinders, is 250 feet high and 1,500 feet in diameter. It is situated in one of the youngest volcanic fields in the United States. The site offers picnic tables, restroom facilities, hiking trail to

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American River North Middle South Forks, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 916-941-3101 Activities FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas North Fork American Wild and Scenic River – National Conservation Lands Special Designation North Fork American River The BLM, Mother Lode Field Office administers river recreation on the North and South Forks of the American River. VISIT North Fork American River VISIT South Fork American River   Return To: BLM, Mother Lode Field Office

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Angeles National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Angeles National Forest 701 N. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 (626) 574-1613 M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m Closed for lunch between 1:00 – 1:30 PM Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds MEADOW GROUP CAMPGROUND JACKSON FLATS MOUNTAIN OAK LAKE CAMPGROUND TABLE MOUNTAIN (ANGELES) LIGHTNING POINT GROUP CAMPGROUND COULTER GROUP CAMPGROUND BANDIDO GROUP CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Icehouse Trailhead Rowher Flats Trailhead Heaton Flats Trailhead Islip Wawona Trailhead Strawberry Colby Trailhead Windy Gap Trailhead Chantry Flat Picnic Site Three Points Trailhead Islip Saddle Day Use Area Devil’s Canyon (Hwy 2) Trailhead Mt. Wilson Rd/Eaton Saddle Trailhead Inspiration Point Trailhead Mt. Baden Powell

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Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Due to the sensitivity of the habitats and the endangered species, the refuge is not open to unsupervised use by the public. However, refuge staff and local educators conduct on-site environmental education efforts through guided tours and special events. In addition, volunteers regularly assist refuge staff with habitat restoration projects and endangered species surveys.Take Highway 4 and exit A Street / Lone Tree Way. Turn North onto A Street. Turn right (East) onto Wilbur Avenue. Turn left (North) onto Fulton Shipyard Road. Travel approximately 1/4 of a mile until you see a dirt pullout to your right and a chain-linked fence. There will be a sign identifying the refuge. The address is 501 Fulton Shipyard Road, Antioch, CA 94509. Phone 510-521-9624 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these

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Atwell, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Proceed on California State Highway 99 to the community of Earlimart. Earlimart is located about 9 miles north of Delano, and 6 miles south of Pixley. Take Avenue 56, exit 65, continue west 12 miles to the community of Alpaugh. (Note: about 3 miles after crossing State Highway 43, the name of the road changes to Avenue 54). In the center of Alpaugh turn left (south) on Road 38 continue 2 miles. Here, continue straight on the graveled road, follow signs about 1 mile to the wildlife viewing platform in the Ton Tache Wetlands. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Atwell Island Restoration Project (AIP) is located in the

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Barstow, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Ord Mountain Route Network is south of Barstow and links the Stoddard Valley and Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Areas, also known as Open Areas. Travel within the network is limited to posted open routes; NO CROSS-COUNTRY TRAVEL IS PERMITTED. Use Camp Rock Road to access this area Phone 760-252-6000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Ord Mountain Overview The Ord Mountain Route Network is south of Barstow and links the Stoddard Valley and Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Areas, also known as Open Areas. Travel within the network is limited to posted open routes. NO CROSS-COUNTRY TRAVEL IS PERMITTED. Recreational travel routes are posted

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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 10 northwest of Palm Springs, take Highway 62, the “Twentynine Palms Highway.” About 10.5 miles north on Highway 62, turn right on East Drive. After about 200 yards, turn left into the Big Morongo Canyon Wildlife Preserve. Phone (760) 363-7190 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Visit Big Morongo Preserve Friends of Big Morongo Preserve Big Morongo Canyon Preserve/ACEC is well recognized as an important wildlife corridor that links BLM�s San Gorgonio Wilderness with the San Bernardino National Forest and Joshua Tree National Park. This corridor allows wildlife; including mule deer, big horn sheep, and mountain lions, to move freely within this area in search of food and

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Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions While the name sounds attractive this wilderness is home to thousands of cacti, and can offer something of a challenge to explore. Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California approximately 18 miles west of Needles, California. Interstate 40 runs along the northern boundary of the wilderness. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Map Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness The Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness now contains a total of 14,645 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in

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Bighorn Mountain Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness area from State Highway 247 Phone 760-252-6000 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Overview The north-central portion of this Wilderness area holds the rugged Bighorn Mountains and the eastern foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. It presents a rare transition zone between the yucca- and Joshua tree-covered desert floor and stands of Jeffrey pine in the higher country. The Bighorns lift all the way to 7,500 feet on Granite Peak. Mule deer, mountain lions, and bobcats make their homes here, and golden eagles soar in the bright skies. The intermittent creekbed through Rattlesnake Canyon travels northward and divides the Wilderness into distinct

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Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge is closed to public use. Wildlife viewing and photography are possible around the refuge, and best accessed from the Bitter Creek NWR sign outlook area on Hudson Ranch Rd. (formerly known as Cerro Noroeste Rd) Maricopa. The refuge encompasses the rolling foothills between the San Joaquin Valley and the coastal mountain range. Approximately two-thirds of the refuge is open grassland, providing valuable foraging habitat for California condors. Hiking within the refuge is only allowed during specially guided tours by USFWS staff or members of Friends of California Condors Wild & Free. These usually take place a few times per year, especially during National Wildlife Refuge Week in October. Please call the refuge manager if you would like to arrange for a special tour at (805) 644-5185 X 296. The refuge is administered by Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex which oversees Bitter Creek,

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Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions FROM RENO: Take Highway 395 North about 85 miles until it turns toward Alturas. Continue straight on the main roadway (which becomes Highway 36) into Susanville. Follow Main Street to the stop light at the bottom of the hill by Historic Uptown Susanville. Turn left on Weatherlow Street (which becomes Richmond Road) and follow 1/2 mile across Susan River to Susanville Railroad Depot Trailhead and Visitor Center. Phone 530-257-0456 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Devil’s Corral Trailhead Susanville Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lassen Land & Trails Trust BLM Recreation Sites Bizz Johnson Trail and Trailhead Photos Bizz Johnson National Recreation

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Black Butte Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Black Butte Lake is located approximately 100 miles north of Sacramento and approximately 60 miles south of Redding, off Interstate 5. Take the Orland/Highway 32 exit and go west 8 miles via Road 200/Newville Road and follow the signs. Phone (530) 865-4781 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds BUCKHORN ORLAND BUTTES Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Black Butte Lake Photo Album Black Butte Lake Website Situated at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, 30 minutes south of Red Bluff. This quiet park, surrounded by beautiful, dark volcanic buttes, is well known for fishing, sailing, water skiing and camping. Contact reserveusa.com for camping reservation information.

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Boca Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take I-80 west from Reno. Site is 1 mile north of I-80 near Truckee, California. Phone 530-587-3558 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Boca Campground Boca Reservoir Map Boca Dam and Reservoir are features of the Truckee Storage Project. The reservoir is on the Little Truckee River, 27 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. Open year-round (frozen during winter). A surface area of approximately 980 acres at full reservoir storage. Fishing season is year-round, with ice fishing during the winter. Available species include kokanee salmon, rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Access by paved road. Handicap access ramp with platforms for fishing opportunities when the

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Bonanza Springs Watchable Wildlife Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 25 miles to the Mountain Springs Road exit. Exit south and take National Trails Highway west approx. 22 miles to BLM Route NS206. Turn right on NS206 and drive approx. 3 miles. An informational kiosk will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Bonanza Springs Watchable Wildlife Area This is one of the few natural watering areas for wildlife within the Mojave Desert. It is tucked into a beautiful, small canyon of yellow and white limestone. Visitors are asked to minimize their stays near the water and to use the adjacent viewing

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Bradshaw Trail National Back Country Byway, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Blythe, take Interstate 10 west for about 17 miles to the Wiley’s Well exit. Go south (left) on Wiley’s Well Road for about 9 miles to its intersection with the Bradshaw Trail, just past Wiley’s Well Campground. Turn right and proceed west towards Indio. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OFF ROAD VEHICLE TRAILS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Bradshaw Trail National Back Country Byway Temporary Trail Closure: The Bureau of Land Management will temporarily restrict public access to Bradshaw Trail and nearby lands, effective 12:01 a.m., Sept. 16, to 11:59 p.m., Sept. 27, and then 12:01 a.m., Jan. 6, 2020, to 11:59 p.m., Feb. 7,

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Bradshaw Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions To access Bradshaw Trail from the west, travel south on Highway 111 past the Desert Cities toward the area of the eastern side of the Salton Sea. When you pass the intersection of Parkside Drive, start counting. At 18.4 miles, turn left on Hot Mineral Spa Road and go 3.6 miles to the end of the pavement. Continue along the dirt road; go left and travel alongside the American Canal for 8 miles. The Bradshaw Trail trailhead will be on your right. If you are already on the Bradshaw Trail and travelling west, just reverse these directions to get to Highway 111: from where the Bradshaw Trail crosses the American Canal, turn left, travel alongside the American Canal for 8 miles; go right and continue along the dirt road until it becomes pavement, then go 3.6 miles to Highway 111. Phone 760-251-4800 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE,

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Brea Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions At the intersection of Harbor Blvd. and Bastanchury, 5 miles north of I-5 on Harbor Blvd. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Brea Dam Website The recreation facilities at this project are managed by the City of Fullerton (CA) Community Services. Golf and tennis are main attractions at this project, located among the picturesque rolling hills in the City of Fullerton. No permanent pool.

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Bright Star Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access is via State Highway 178 east of Bakersfield and along Kelso Valley Road, or via State Highway 14 south of Red Rock Canyon State Park and along Jawbone Canyon Road. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Bright Star Wilderness Bright Star Wilderness Bright Star Wilderness Map This wilderness surrounds Kelso Peak to the north, south and east. To the west, the Kelso Mountain system is contiguous with the Piute Mountain Range in the Sequoia National Forest. The upper slopes of the 5,000 foot Kelso Peak are dotted with pinyon pine and juniper trees, intervening slopes are brushy with large granite rock outcroppings, and the boulder-strewn

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Bristol Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Bristol Mountains Wilderness lies two miles northeast of Ludlow, California between the towns of Barstow and Needles, in San Bernardino County, California. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone (760) 326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Bristol Mountains Wilderness Bristol Mountains Wilderness Map The Bristol Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 71,385 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Bristol Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities

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Buffalo Hills, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 530-257-0456 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Buffalo Hills The Buffalo Hills WSA is located primarily in Washoe County, Nevada (45,287 acres), with a small portion in Lassen County, California (856 acres). The WSA contains 46,143 acres of BLM-administered land and 1,293 acres of private land that is located in 10 parcels, ranging in size from 40 to 800 acres. The Eagle Lake Field Office administers 38,190 acres of this WSA and the remaining 7,953 acres to the north are administered by the Applegate Field Office. Most of this WSA is large and relatively flat, with small rims and shallow canyons however, the south and west sides are defined

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César E. Chávez National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The monument is located near the small town of Keene, California on Highway 58. From Highway 58, take exit 138 toward Keene, then turn right on Woodford-Tehachapi Road. César E. Chávez National Monument will be on your left. Phone (661) 823-6134 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas César E. Chávez National Monument Official Website César E. Chávez National Monument Map Yes, we can! Widely recognized as the most important Latino leader in the United States during the twentieth century, César E. Chávez led farm workers and supporters in the establishment of the country’s first permanent agricultural union. His leadership brought sustained international attention to the plight of U.S. farm workers, and secured for them higher wages and safer

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Cabrillo National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions FROM DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO Take Harbor Drive past the airport Turn left onto Rosecrans Street Turn right onto Canon Street Turn left onto Catalina Blvd. (also known as Cabrillo Memorial Drive) Follow Catalina Blvd. all the way to the end Phone (619) 523-4285 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cabrillo National Monument Official Website Cabrillo National Monument Map Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of

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Cache Creek Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Cache Creek Wilderness Area is located east of Clear Lake in eastern Lake County. Trailheads are located at the Redbud Trailhead (5 miles east of the 20/53 intersection on Hwy. 20, or 13 miles west of the 20/16 intersection on Hwy. 20); the Judge Davis Trailhead (14 miles east of the 20/53 intersection on Hwy. 20, or 4 miles west of the 20/16 intersection on Hwy. 20; Cowboy Camp (1 mile south of the 16/20 intersection on Hwy. 16; High Bridge (4� miles south of the 16/20 intersection on Hwy. 16. Just east of the wilderness boundary, vehicle access (4WD recommended) is available to Buck Island (9 miles south of the 16/20 intersection, or 5 miles west of Rumsey on Hwy. 16, then turn south on Yolo County Road 40 crossing Cache Creek and continuing 5 miles to the turnoff to Buck Island/Langs Peak, then follow the road

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Cache Creek, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Trailheads for the Cache Creek Area can be accessed from State Highway 20, west of Williams, CA and from State Highway 16, north of Rumsey, CA Phone 707-468-4000 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cache Creek Recreation ARea This secluded, hilly expanse of oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral is a combination of over 70,000 acres of BLM managed lands and 4,700 acres of State and County lands. The Natural Area is traversed by Cache Creek, with its year-round water flow. Elevation ranges from 3200 feet atop Brushy Sky High, down to 600 feet in the eastern end of Cache Creek along State Route 16.

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Cachuma Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Santa Barbara take Highway 101 to the San Marcos Pass exit, Highway 154. The park entrance is about 20 miles from this point. From the North take Highway 101 to State Highway 154.. Cachuma Lake is about 20 miles east. Phone 805-686-5054 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cachuma Lake Recreation Area Cachuma Reservoir, formed by Bradbury Dam, offers a prime recreational opportunity for the south central coast area of California. The Cachuma Project is located in the Santa Ynez Valley, the area provides an aesthetic

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Cadiz Dunes Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Cadiz Dunes Wilderness lies 40 miles east of Twenty Nine Palms, between State Highway 62 and historic Route 66, in San Bernardino County, California. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cadiz Dunes Wilderness Map Wilderness.net Cadiz Dunes Wilderness The Cadiz Dunes Wilderness now contains a total of 19,935 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Cadiz Dunes Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and

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California Coastal National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Monterey take CA Hwy 1 8.5 miles to exit 408/Imjin Parkway exit. Merge left and take a left on the 1st stoplight 2nd avenue. Take the 1st right into the parking area. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas California Coastal National Monument Connecting the Pacific Ocean with the land, the California Coastal National Monument provides unique coastal habitat for marine-dependent wildlife and vegetation on 6 mainland units and more than 20,000 rocks, islands, exposed reefs, and pinnacles along the California coastline. The Monument includes public lands along the coast of California, and in the near shore waters of the Pacific Ocean. The off-shore rocks and

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California National Historic Trail – Nobles Emigrant segment, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Susanville travel North on Hwy 395 for app. 25 miles. Turn East (right) on Smoke Creek Road. The trail parallels Smoke Creek Road. Phone 530-257-0456 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Nobles Trail is a branch of the California National Historic Trail, located outside of Susanville, Ca. The California National Historic Trail was a mid-19th century highway for human movement to lures of gold and farmland in California. Between 1841 and 1869, more than 200,000 emigrants traversed the California Trail. The movement of thousands of people and animals along this trail caused many changes to the lifeways of Native Americans.The trail winds 2,000 miles

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Carbon Canyon Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on Carbon Canyon Road (SR42), about 5 miles east of the I-57 Freeway. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Carbon Canyon Dam Website Managed by Orange County, there is no permanent pool, but varied facilities such as fishing, picnic areas, a nature trail, and tennis. The site of the historic oil boom town of Olinda. Adjoins Chino Hills State Park.

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Carrizo Gorge Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions 60 miles east of San Diego, CA. Access this wilderness by taking the Boulevard/Manzanita exit from Interstate 8. Follow State Route 94 east to the McCain Valley Road. Driving north, the wilderness is located along the east side of the McCain Valley Road. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Carrizo Gorge Wilderness now contains a total of 14,741 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Carrizo Gorge Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities

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Carrizo Plain National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Carrizo Plain National Monument is west of Bakersfield, California. This area is very remote and undeveloped, therefore it is recommended that you do not rely on GPS or other mapping programs to lead you to the park. Phone Visitor Center: 805-475-2131 Office: 661-391-6000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Carrizo Plain National Monument Recreation Map and Guide Download the Carrizo Plain National Monument Recreation Map and Guide Goodwin Education Center Permits for Self-Guided Tours Carrizo Plain National Monument Carrizo Plain National Monument National Conservation Lands Currently as of March 29, 2019 The wildflowers are stunning at Carrizo Plain National Monument with more blooming daily on the valley

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Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Improvements to access in this area are in progress. Currently, access is via the end of Skyline Drive, a residential street in Three Rivers California. Heading east on CA-198 towards Sequoia National Park in Three Rivers, turn right (south) onto Skyline Drive. Follow Skyline Drive approximately 1 mile to its terminus at a small dirt parking lot. Respect private property– do not block driveways or speed on Skyline drive. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) contains the only Sequoia grove complex managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The groves are located

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Castle Mountains National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions You can approach Castle Mountains from Walking Box Ranch Road off of Nevada State Rd 164 (Nipton Road) or from several unnamed dirt roads off of Lanfair Road in Mojave National Preserve. Phone (760) 252-6100 Activities CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Castle Mountains National Monument Official Website Castle Mountains National Monument Map Castle Mountains represents some of the most unique elements of the Mojave Desert. Nestled between the Nevada state line and Mojave National Preserve, the nearly 21,000 acres of Castle Mountains boasts Joshua tree forests, unbroken natural landscapes, rare desert grasslands, and rich human history. This intriguing area provides serenity and solitude from nearby metropolitan areas.

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Castle Rock Hiking Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 45 miles to CA State Highway 62. Turn right on Hwy 62 and drive west approx. 8 miles to BLM Route NS733 – Castle Rock Road. Turn right onto NS733 and drive approx. 9 miles to the Turtle Mountain Wilderness Area boundary. A small parking area is present at the trailhead. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Castle Rock Hiking Trail Castle Rock’s is accessible from California Highway 62, near the railroad crossing west of Vital Junction. The trail and Castle Rock itself are both located within the Turtle Mountain Wilderness area. The hike is not very

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Cedar Roughs Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located off Pope Canyon Road 2.2 miles west of Pope Creek bridge, Lake Berryessa, or 6.3 miles east of Pope Valley airstrip. Phone (707) 468-4000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cedar Roughs Wilderness Map Cedar Roughs Wilderness The Cedar Roughs Wilderness now contains a total of 6,287 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 2006 the Cedar Roughs Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, California Camping & Hiking

Directions About 25 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara, California Phone (805) 966-7107 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING, WATER ACTIVITIES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Map Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Twitter page Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary The waters that swirl around the five islands within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary combine warm and cool currents to create an exceptional breeding ground for many species of plants and animals. Forests of giant kelp are home to numerous populations of fish and invertebrates. Every year over 27 species

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Channel Islands National Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions While the mainland visitor center in Ventura is readily accessible by car or public transportation, the islands are only accessible by park concessionaire boats and planes or private boat. Advanced planning is highly recommended. Phone (805) 658-5730 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds SANTA ROSA ISLAND SANTA CRUZ SCORPION SANTA CRUZ DEL NORTE BACKCOUNTRY SANTA BARBARA ISLAND SAN MIGUEL ISLAND ANACAPA ISLAND SANTA ROSA ISLAND BACKCOUNTRY BEACH CAMPING Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Channel Islands National Park Official Website Channel Islands National Park Map Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years

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Chappie/Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Ten miles northeast of Redding, west of Shasta Dam. Take Interstate 5 to Shasta Dam exit. Travel west on Shasta Dam Boulevard to Shasta Dam. Continue west across dam, staying on paved road to the staging area. Phone 530-224-2100 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Visit happie-Shasta Off Highway Vehicle Area Rider Planet Video of Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Chappie-Shasta Reopens October 2018 Photos of the Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Chappie/Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Photos of the 2018 Carr Fire, Redding, Ca Redding Dirt Riders Chappie-Shasta Off-highway Vehicle Area Reopened Chappie-Shasta OHV Area Information Visitors to the rolling, brushy hills near Shasta Lake in northern California will find off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding challenges

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Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness lies 10 miles southeast of Needles, California along US Highway 95, in San Bernardino County. The twelve mile long Trampas Wash cuts its way through the mountains and provides the easiest hiking access into the interior of the wilderness and the Colorado River from the west side. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Offices in Needles, California or Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness Legal Land Description The Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 85,840 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state

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Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Bishop, take U.S. Highway 6 north for 1.4 miles. Turn left on Five Bridges Road and proceed 2.4 miles to Fish Slough Road. Turn right onto Fish Slough road and continue for 10.4 miles until you reach the Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs on the right side of the road. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Chidago Canyon Petroglyphs The Volcanic Tableland offers exceptional bouldering opportunities, because of its unique geologic features formed by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of the Long Valley Caldera 750,000 y.a. which left a highly dissected landscape of Bishop Tuff. Through time, this once barren tableau has evolved to

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Chimney Peak Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Follow highway CA-178 approximately 30 miles east of the town of Lake Isabella and turn north onto Canebreak Road. Follow this graded dirt road approximately 9 miles to the prominent junction of Canebrake and Long Valley/ Chimney Basin Roads. Chimney Peak Wilderness is on the left as you continue down Canebrake Road or the right as you continue onto Long Valley/ Chimney Basin Road. Best on trail access to this Wilderness is approximately 1.6 miles north of this junction on Canebrake road at a small Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail trailhead. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Chimney Peak Wilderness Map Chimney Peak Wilderness Chimney Peak

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Chimney Peak, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Follow highway CA-178 approximately 30 miles east of the town of Lake Isabella and turn north onto Canebreak Road. From here, you can access most of the sites within the recreation area, including Chimney Creek Campground, Long Valley Campground, Domelands Wilderness (on your left as you drive up Canebrake Road), Owens Peak Wilderness (on your right as you drive up Canebrake Road), and Chimney Peak Wilderness (on your left on Canebrake Road past the junction with Long Valley Road). For detailed directions to each of these sites, see their individual pages. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Chimney Peak Recreation Area Chimney Peak Recreation Area

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Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone (760) 833-7100 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Chuckwalla Wilderness Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Map The Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 112,326 acres and is managed by the BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present

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Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-252-6000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness Map The Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness now contains a total of 39,165 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness”

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Cleveland National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds BOULDER OAKS EQST EL PRADO GROUP HORSE HEAVEN GROUP WOODED HILL GROUP BURNT RANCHERIA LAGUNA OBSERVATORY CAMPGROUND FRY CREEK CAMPGROUND DRIPPING SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (CA) OAK GROVE CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Horsethief Trailhead Penny Pines Interpretive Site Trailhead Storm Canyon Vista Trailhead Hotsprings Trailhead Wildomar Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cleveland National Forest Recreational Opportunities On the following pages, you’ll find links to information about things to see and do, places to go and general information you may need when visiting our forest. We hope that you will visit soon and visit often. Please be sure to check out some recommended trails by visiting the

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Clipper Mountain Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 25 miles to the Mountain Springs Road exit. Exit south and take National Trails Highway west approx. 20 miles to BLM Route NS203. Turn right on NS203 and follow it approx. half a mile. The wilderness area will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Clipper Mountains Wilderness The Clipper Mountain Wilderness encompasses rugged yellow and dark brown, horizontally striped mesas; narrow canyons with hidden springs; and sparsely vegetated alluvial fans. The small cluster of volcanic mountains is oriented northeast to southwest. In the center, the most prominent ridge, Clipper Mountain, reaches an elevation of

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Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Coachella Valley Refuge is almost entirely closed to the public to protect the Coachella Valley Federally-listed threatened fringe-toed lizard. However, the nearby Center for Natural Lands Management Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve has a Visitors™ Center and a gated parking lot at the hub of their trail system at 29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Thousand Palms, CA. The CNLM Preserve gates are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from May through September and from 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m. October through April. The parking area at the Visitors™ Center is small so large groups should call ahead. This charming old building was built in the 1930s and 1940s and contains displays of the natural and historic features of the CNLM and CV Preserves. It is closed in the summer from June 1 through August 31, but the preserve remains open for hiking and picnicking year-round. The Visitor Center hours

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Coachella Valley Preserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Interstate 10 to the Bob Hope exit (about 10 miles east of Palm Springs);�go north and turn right on Varner road.� At Ramon Road, turn left. �Drive east to Thousand Palms Canyon Drive.� Turn north and drive about two miles to the entrance. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Coachella Valley Preserve For thousands of years, particles of sand from the San Bernardino Mountains and Indio Hills washed into the Coachella Valley, forming a system of dunes. Today, these dunes are part of the Coachella Valley Preserve System, a 20,000-acre sanctuary that is home to several species of increasingly rare wildlife. The Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard depends on this unusual

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Coalinga Mineral Springs, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 5 take the US Highway 198 exit and follow Highway 198 through the town of Coalinga. Continue for approximately 18 miles and make a right onto Coalinga Mineral Springs road. Public lands are located across the creek at the far end of Coalinga Mineral Springs County Park. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Coalinga Mineral Springs The Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail was designated under the National Recreation Trails System Act in 1981. The trail is located on the scenic southern tip of the Diablo Mountains. Panoramic views of the southern Diablo Mountains can be enjoyed from Kreyenhagen Peak. The area is a

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Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions For the wildlife viewing area: from Colusa, drive one-half mile west on Highway 20 to the Refuge entrance. From Williams, exit Interstate 5 on exit 578 for Highway 20 Clear Lake/Colusa turn east. Travel approximately six miles on Highway 20 to graveled Ohair Road. Phone 530-934-2801 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Colusa National Wildlife Refuge Colusa National Wildlife Refuge is one of six refuges in the Sacramento Refuge Complex located in the Sacramento Valley of north-central California. The refuge is about 70 miles north of the metropolitan area of Sacramento. The 4,507-acre refuge primarily consists of intensively managed wetland impoundments, with some grassland and riparian habitat.

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Condon Peak, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Hollister go south on State Highway 25 and turn left at Coalinga Road heading east. Continue approximately 21 miles to the Access point on your left at the San Benito-Fresno County line. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Condon Peak Located on the outskirts of the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA), Condon Peak offers rolling grass-covered slopes with a few tall pines and shrubs, as well as steep slopes and rocky outcrops covered with pine and brush. With the opening of the summer deer-hunting season, Condon Peak experiences a surge in public use.

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Contra Loma Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is located near Antioch, California. Phone 510-562-PARK Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Contra Loma Regional Park Contra Loma Dam and reservoir are part of the Central Valley Project – Delta Division and offers recreational opportunities for the East Bay area near San Francisco. Numerous hiking trails exist as part of the facility and the area provides excellent access to the Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail. The trail system provides for bikes, equestrian and pedestrian use and are available from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. The park also provides picnic and other day use facilities

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Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Cordell Bank is located on the continental shelf, about 43 nautical miles (nm) northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge and 18 nm west of the Point Reyes lighthouse. The sanctuary boundary starts six miles offshore of Point Reyes. Phone (415) 663-0314 Activities BOATING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Map Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is a lush feeding ground for many marine mammals and seabirds. Algae and invertebrates proliferate. Endangered humpback whales along with Dall’s porpoises, albatross, shearwaters, and countless other marine species flourish in this extraordinarily rich marine environment. However, few people have seen this special

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Coso Range Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access from the north and east is via State Highway 190, east of Olancha, and then along four-wheel drive routes SE9, SE10, or Centennial Canyon. Access on the west side is via U.S. Highway 395 east of Olancha and along Cactus Flat Road and numerous other four-wheel drive routes. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas This wilderness encompasses the northern section of the Coso Mountain Range, an area of extensive erosion revealing outstanding volcanic displays and numerous valleys and washes. From high points within the wilderness, most notably Joshua Flat, one can obtain outstanding views of the Owens Valley and the eastern Sierra Nevadas. Creosote, low

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Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Cosumnes River Preserve is approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento. From the city of Sacramento, take Interstate 5 south and exit at Twin Cities Road. Head east on Twin Cities Road to Franklin Boulevard, then turn south. Continue on Franklin Blvd and go past Desmond Road. The Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center is approximately a half mile south along Franklin Blvd on the left (east) side. Phone 916-684-2816 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center Cosumnes River Preserve partner site The Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center is open and staffed by volunteers on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am

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Cosumnes River, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sacramento, take Interstate 5 south and exit at Twin Cities Road. Head east on Twin Cities Road to Franklin Boulevard, then turn south. Continue on Franklin Blvd and go past Desmond Road. The Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center is approximately a half mile south along Franklin Blvd on the left (east) side. Phone 916-684-2816 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cosumnes River Cosumnes Wetland Walk The Cosumnes River Preserve is home to California’s largest remaining valley oak riparian forest, and is one of the few protected wetland habitat areas in the state. The Preserve includes over 46,000 acres of central valley grasslands, vernal

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Cow Mountain Recreation Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions In Ukiah, take State Highway 101 south to the Talmage exit. Go east on Talmage Road about 1.5 miles. Turn right at East Side Road. Travel less than 0.5 mile to Mill Creek Road, which is on the left. Continue on Mill Creek Road 3 miles to turnoff for the North Cow Mountain Area, and 5 miles for entrance to South Cow Mountain. Phone 707-468-4000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL SHOOTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Cow Mountain Photos Download the Cow Mountain Recreation Area Map and Guide Please visit the following sites for more information about North and South Cow Mountain. North Cow Mountain Recreation Area South

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Coyote Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions This wilderness can be accessed from two routes. From U.S. Highway 80 (Evan Hewes Highway) turn north on Painted Gorge Road, which will take you to the wilderness boundary. Or take State Route S2 to the Fossil Canyon Road and turn north, which also will take to the boundary of the wilderness. Phone (760) 337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Coyote Mountains Wilderness Map Coyote Mountains Wilderness The Coyote Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 18,630 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Coyote Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109

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Cupcake Mountain Hiking Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 45 miles to CA State Highway 62. Turn left on Hwy 62 and drive east approx. 16 miles to Earp, CA. At the stop sign in Earp, drive straight onto Parker Dam Road. Follow this road approx. 13 miles to MWD Road (just south of the Parker Dam). Turn left onto MWD road and follow it approx. 5 miles to a fork in the road. Turn left onto BLM Route NS056 – Powerline Road. Stay on the powerline road for approx. 6 miles. Turn right onto a pullout for a powerline tower and park. The trailhead will be on the west side of BLM Route NS056. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike?

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Curry Mountain, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-5 take the Coalinga (HWY 198) exit and travel west to the town of Coalinga. Access point is six miles west of Coalinga. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Curry Mountain Parking access onto nearly 1,800 acres of Bureau of Land Management property in this area is provided through an easement from the California Department of Fish and Game. The parking easement site is along the north side of State Highway 198, east of Parkfield Junction and 6 miles west of Coalinga. The trailhead is located across the road on the south side of Highway 198. The regional topography is very steep and rugged. There

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Darwin Falls Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Via State Highway 190 through Panamint Valley approximately 30 miles east of Olancha and along the road into Darwin or down the Darwin Canyon Road. Phone (760) 384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Although this area is named Darwin Falls Wilderness, the falls are actually located within the adjoining Death Valley National Park. The Darwin Plateau and Darwin Hills form the landscape of this wilderness. The plateau, which is cut by numerous shallow depressions and canyons, displays a variety of volcanic rock faces and exposures. Vegetation is typical of a creosote bush scrub community with Joshua tree woodland at higher elevations. Wildlife species include nesting and foraging

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Dead Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 15 miles. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Dead Mountains Wilderness This area encompasses the jagged, steep, rust-colored Dead Mountains and the alluvial fans sweeping to the west towards Piute Valley and east towards the Colorado River. Centered in the northern half of the wilderness is its highest point, Mount Manchester at an elevation of 3,598 feet. Picture Canyon (a spring location and major wash) transects the wilderness in the north and

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Death Valley National Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The main road transecting Death Valley National Park from east to west is California Highway 190. On the east in Nevada, U.S. Route 95 parallels the park from north to south with connecting highways at Scotty’s Junction (State Route 267), Beatty (State Route 374), and Lathrop Wells (State Route 373). Phone (760) 786-3200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds FURNACE CREEK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Death Valley National Park Official Website Death Valley National Park Map In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring

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Devils Postpile National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Shuttle Bus: Most visitors must park at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and use the mandatory shuttle. The shuttle bus operates from mid-June through the Wednesday after Labor Day. By car: From U.S. Highway 395, drive 10 miles west on S.R. 203 to Minaret Vista and then another 8 miles on a paved, steep mountain road. Please note that this road is single lane for approximately 3 miles. By plane: The closest commercial airport is the Mammoth Lakes/Yosemite Airport (MMH), located on U.S. Highway 395. Phone (760) 934-2289 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Devils Postpile National Monument Official Website Devils Postpile National Monument Map Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils

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Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions To refuge headquarters and visitor center (Fremont): From Highway 84 (at the east end of the Dumbarton Bridge), exit at Thornton Avenue. Travel south on Thornton for half a mile to the refuge entrance. Turn right at the refuge entrance sign and follow Marshlands Road to the stop sign. Turn left into the parking lot. To environmental education center (Alviso-San Jose): From Interstate 880 or Highway 101, exit on Highway 237 toward Alviso. Turn north on Zanker Road. Continue on Zanker, which turns into Los Esteros after a road bend, to the environmental education center entrance (a sharp right turn at Grand Boulevard), approximately 2.1 miles from Highway 237. Phone 510-792-0222 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from

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Dry Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the Dry Valley OHV area from Susanville, California take State Route 36 south to the stoplight at the junction of U.S. Highway 395, turn left and continue on U.S. 395 North about 15 miles to Wendel Road and turn right. Continue about 21 miles to the Nevada state line (the pavement ends and the road becomes High Rock Road). The Turn of the Road trailhead is located directly north of High Rock Road. To access the Mission Wells Trailhead, travel 12 more miles on High Rock Road and turn left onto Sand Pass, continue about .05 miles over the train tracks to Dry Valley Road on the left. Follow the signs to the trailhead. Phone 530-257-0456 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice

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Dry Valley Rim, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 530-257-0456 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Dry Valley Rim California WSA Photos The Dry Valley Rim WSA is located in Washoe County, Nevada (76,177 acres) and Lassen County, California (18,131 acres). The WSA contains 94,308 acres of BLM-administered land and surrounds 338 acres of private land that is located in eight parcels, varying in size from 40 to 160 acres. The Dry Valley Rim WSA, approximately 20 miles north to south, is predominantly natural with minor human imprints that have a negligible overall effect on naturalness in the area. The area is a north- to south-trending fault-block that rises gradually from the western side of the WSA to

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Dumont Dunes OHV Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Open Area is located south of the Amargosa River and east of Highway 127, about 31 miles north of Baker, California. There are two ways of getting to the dunes. The Little Dunes staging and camping area is directly off Highway 127, conveniently located for immediate staging. One mile north of here, just off Highway 127, is Dumont Road, a dirt road which follows and crosses the river, leading to the main field of large dunes. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Dumont Dunes OHV Area Overview Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area encompasses 7,620 acres of public land. This

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Eagle Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Susanville travel north on Highway 139 for 30 miles. Phone 530-257-0456 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel Eagle Lake Eagle Lake is 5100 feet above sea level in northeastern California about 16 miles north of Susanville in Lassen County. It is the second largest natural freshwater lake wholly in California. Having no natural surface outlet, Eagle Lake is a closed basin lake with its water levels fluctuating with variations of inflow. Water surface areas have fluctuated between 16,000 to 29,000 acres with a present area of 26,000 acres. The lake is suitable for water sports, fishing

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East Park Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sacramento, California, drive 70 miles north along I-5 to the town of Maxwell. The westbound exit will send you along a scenic 23-mile journey before reaching Lodoga and East Park Reservoir. Phone 530-968-5267 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Local Information and Services View Official Website The East Park Dam and reservoir, of the Orland Project, is situated in the rolling foothills of the Mendocino National Forest on Little Stony Creek. In 2013, Reclamation entered a partnership with Colusa County for long-term management of the recreation facilities and opportunities at East Park Reservoir. The County accepts reservations and issues passes for

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Eastman Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 25 miles east of Chowchilla at the north end of County Road 29. Phone (559) 689-3255 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Codorniz Recreation Area Campground Chowchilla Recreation Area Day Use Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Eastman Lake Photo Album Eastman Lake Website Just one hour north of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Rolling oak-covered hills provide a scenic and restful setting for fishing, boating, and hiking.

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Eastside Keswick Trails, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located along the east side of Keswick Reservoir between the Sacramento River Trail System (in Redding) and Shasta Dam. There are several trailheads that can be used to access this trail system. They can be found along Keswick Dam Road, Quartz Hill Road, Walker Mine Road, Flanagan Road, and at Shasta Dam. Phone 530-224-2100 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Eastside Keswick Trails The area east of Keswick Reservoir has a network of over 25 miles of dirt single-track that connect Shasta Dam to the Sacramento River Trail. Most sections of trail offer gentle grades and are suitable for all age groups. There are several side trails that lead to vistas or access

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El Mirage OHV Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The El Mirage OHV riding area is located west of Adelanto, California, between US Highway 395 and the Los Angeles County line. Most visitors enter from US Highway 395 near Adelanto by taking Chamberlaine Way (formerly Crippen Avenue) west to Koala Road. Turn right on Koala Road and follow the signs toward the town of El Mirage. At El Mirage Road, turn left. Just east of the town of El Mirage, take Mountain View Road north to enter the El Mirage OHV Recreation Area. A sign located at this intersection will direct you to the recreation area. If you are coming from Palmdale, take Palmdale Boulevard eastbound and turn north (left) at 240 th Street . Turn east (right) at Avenue P. At the San Bernardino County line, Avenue P becomes El Mirage Road. Follow El Mirage Road through the town of El Mirage. Just east of the town

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Eldorado National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds MIDDLE MEADOWS WRIGHTS LAKE BLACK OAK GERLE CREEK ICE HOUSE LOON LAKE SUNSET-UNION VALLEY STUMPY MEADOWS WENCH CREEK YELLOWJACKET PIPI CAMPGROUND SILVER LAKE EAST- ELDORADO RED FIR LOON LAKE CHALET ROBBS HUT WOLF CREEK CALIFORNIA VAN VLECK BUNKHOUSE PONDEROSA COVE CAMPGROUND BIG SILVER GROUP SOUTH FORK GROUP (CA) CAPPS CROSSING HARVEY WEST CABIN SOUTH SHORE CAMPGROUND SILVER CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND FASHODA BEAR RIVER GROUP CAMPGROUND SLY GUARD CABIN WRIGHTS LAKE EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND BRIDAL VEIL GROUP AREA AND PICNIC GROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Fleming Trail System & Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Eldorado National Forest The Eldorado National Forest is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide

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Elk River Trailhead, California Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the north end of Headwaters along the Elk River, take the Elk River Road exit off Highway 101, at the south end of Eureka. Turn right onto Elk River Road and drive approximately six miles to the Elk River Trailhead parking area. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Elk river Trailhead The first 3 miles follow a narrow stream corridor of public land that parallels the South Fork Elk River. The first mile is paved and accessible for those with limited mobility. Bicycles and dogs (under owner™s control) are allowed on the first 3 miles. The last 2 Ð… miles wind beneath a closed tree canopy, ending at a small

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Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the wilderness area is from U.S. Highway 101 at Laytonville, west on Branscomb Road, then north on Wilderness Lodge Road for 2 miles, along Jack of Hearts Road for 3 miles, and right on Elkhorn Ridge Road for 2 miles to the wilderness boundary. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness BLM California YouTube Channel Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness encompasses 11,112 acres in Mendocino County. There are two major forest types encompassing the area; the mixed evergreen forest and the redwood forest. Late-successional and old-growth stands of Douglas-fir are scattered throughout the area. Chaparral communities are found mainly on south-facing slopes and ridgetops.

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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is located 3.5 miles east of Moss Landing Phone 831-728-2822 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Website National Estuarine Research Reserve System Website Elkhorn Slough is one of the relatively few undisturbed coastal wetlands remaining in California. The main channel of the slough, which winds inland nearly seven miles, is flanked by a broad salt marsh second in size only to San Francisco Bay. More than 400 species of invertebrates, 80 species of fish and 200 species of birds have been identified in Elkhorn Slough. The channels and tidal creeks of the slough are nurseries for many species of fish.

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Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Due to the nature of the The Eugene O’Neill NHS, visitors are not able to drive directly to the park site. Instead, reservations are required and we offer a free shuttle that will pick up the visitor in downtown Danville, CA. The shuttle meets at 205 Railroad Avenue in downtown Danville, just outside the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Parking is available next to the museum. More information will be given once you call and make a reservation with the park staff. Danville, CA, is approximately 31 miles east Phone (925) 838-0249 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site Official Website Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site Map America’s

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Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge consists of islands approximately 30 miles offshore of San Francisco in the Pacific Ocean. It is closed to public access. However, there is an exhibit on Farallon Refuge wildlife at the San Francisco Bay Refuge Complex visitor center in Fremont, California. Phone 510-792-0222 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas San Fransisco Bay NWR Complex U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region of the USFWS Pacific Southwest Region of the USFWS Farallon Official Website Web Cam Point Blue Conservation Science Official Website The Farallon National Wildlife Refuge is a group of islands located 28 miles west of San Francisco. It sustains the largest sea bird breeding colony south of Alaska and contains 30

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Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness from California State Highway 78. Approximately 3 miles from the San Diego/Imperial County line, take the Split Mountain Road south to where it intersects with the Gypsum Mine Rail Road and follow it south. The wilderness lies along the west side of the railroad and across the wash. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness Map The Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 21,388 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness became part of the now

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Five Springs, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 530-257-0456 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel BLM California WSA Photos BLM California YouTube Channel The Five Springs WSA is located primarily in Lassen County, California (97%), with a small portion (3%) in Washoe County, Nevada. The WSA contains 49, 206 acres of BLM-administered land and 1,195 acres of private land that is located in eight parcels, ranging in size from 40 to 640 acres. Surface owners own all subsurface mineral rights beneath their holdings. The WSA is located on the western edge of the arid Great Basin and is characterized by eroded volcanic mountains. Five Springs Mountain, Cherry Mountain, and Rush Creek Mountain are,

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Folsom Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sacramento take US 50 towards South Lake Tahoe. Exit at FolsomBlvd/Folsom exit. Left onto Folsom Blvd 6 miles into Old Town Folsom area. Road becomes Leidesdorff St. Turn left onto Riley Street and proceed across the bridge to Auburn-Folsom Road. Turn right and proceed 1.5 miles. Turn right at Main Entrance Gate. Phone 916.988.1707 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Folsom Dam Settlement of the basin began about 1844. In 1848, discovery of gold near the present site of Coloma precipitated a great influx of gold seekers from all parts of the country. At the height of the gold rush, the American River foothill area was one of the most populous in the State.

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Folsom Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Folsom Lake is located 20 miles northeast of Sacramento via Highway US 50. Phone 916-988-0205 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas California Parks Web Site Kettle Falls Cruise (Kabetogama Lake)Official Web Site Recreation at Folsom Reservoir is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office. The reservoir was created by Folsom Dam across the American River. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project – American River Division – Folsom and Sly Park Units. Folsom

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Folsom S. Canal Rec. Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento County and extends southward, paralleling and to the east of State Highway 99 through San Joaquin County. Phone 916-988-1707 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Ellsworth Rock Gardens Tour and Eagle WatchOfficial Web Site The 69 mile long Folsom South Canal originates at Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento County and extends southward, paralleling and to the east of State Highway 99 through San Joaquin County. Canal bikeway is open year round, and can be accessed at many locations. Call for details.

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Fort Ord National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Creekside Terrace Trailhead is just off Highway 68 near the intersection of Reservation Road and Portola Road. Badger Hills Trailhead is just off Highway 68 six miles east of Salinas, CA. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Fort Ord National Monument Trail Map and Guide Voices of the Coast @ Fort Ord A rich history, diverse habitat and bountiful recreation opportunities await you at the Fort Ord National Monument. Another coastal gem with more than 86 miles of trails provides opportunities to hike, bike or ride your horse through rolling hills, pockets of chaparral, and oak woodlands. You will see a huge diversity of

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Fort Point National Historic Site, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Fort Point is located at the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco. By car take Highway 101 N or S, exit at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza at south end of bridge. From S turn right at end of exit ramp, or from N go straight on Merchant Drive. Turn left onto Lincoln Boulevard. Take a left onto Long Avenue and follow onto Marine Drive. Phone (415) 561-4959 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Fort Point National Historic Site Official Website Fort Point National Historic Site Map From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended

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Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Susanville: Travel 38 miles on U. S. Highway 395 south. Turn East (left) on Laver Crossing road (0 .8 miles north of Doyle) and travel 1.4 miles to Hackstaff Road. Turn south (right) and travel approximately 1.2 mile to Fort Sage Road. Turn east (left) travel 1.1 mile to the entrance of the Fort Sage OHV Area. Turn east (right) and travel about 1 mile to the Diamondback trailhead, the Fort Sage trailhead is .05 miles up the road. From Reno: Travel 45 miles on U. S. Highway 395 north from the intersection of U. S. HWY 395 and U. S. I-80. Turn North (right) on Doyle Loop Road and travel1/2 mile to Hackstaff Road. Turn east (right) and travel 2.1 miles to Fort Sage Road. Turn East (right) and travel 1 mile to the entrance of the Fort Sage OHV area. Turn east (right) and travel about

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Fresno River, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Proceed north from Oakhurst on Highway 49 to the Raymond Rd. (also referred to as Grub Gulch Rd.). Drive 2.5 miles west from Hwy 49 to the dirt parking area at the junction of the Fresno River and Crook’s Creek, by the historical marker for Sugar Pine Flume. Follow the trail to the river. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Fresno River Recreation Area Located in the Historic Grub Gulch Mining District and site of a portion of the historic Sugarpine-Madera Flume, this site features access to the Fresno River. Activities include water play, nature study and gold panning (with permission of the Central Valley Prospectors Club which holds the

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Fullerton Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Off the 57 Freeway south of Imperial Highway on State College Boulevard. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Fullerton Dam Website Managed by Orange County, CA, there are facilities fishing, picnics, nature exhibits, handball and field sports. No permanent pool.

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Funeral Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-252-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Funeral Mountains Wilderness Funeral Mountains Wilderness Map The Funeral Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 25,708 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Funeral Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of

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Golden Gate National, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Golden Gate National Recreation Area has many sites that span over 60 miles of mostly coastal areas north and south of San Francisco. Park areas can be reached by Highways 1, 101 and 280 from the north and south San Francisco Bay Area, and by Highway 80 from the East Bay. To access park headquarters at Fort Mason, please use the entrance at Franklin and Bay Streets in San Francisco. Phone (415) 561-4700 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds KIRBY COVE CAMPGROUND BICENTENNIAL CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Golden Gate National Recreation Area Official Website Golden Gate National Recreation Area Map Experience a park so rich it supports

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Golden Valley Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Via U.S. Highway 395 and along the Red Mountain-Trona Road 1 mile north of Red Mountain to Steam Well Road (RM1444) on the south or Savoy Road on the north. Phone (760) 384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Golden Valley, for which this wilderness is named, is surrounded on either side by two distinct mountain ranges. The Lava Mountains stretch across the northwestern portion of the area, crowned by Dome Mountain at nearly 5,000 feet. This range is cut by several steep walled canyons that reveal bands of multi-colored sedimentary rocks. The Almond Mountains, rising to an elevation of 4,500 feet, enclose the valley on the

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Granite Mountain Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access the trailhead from Hwy 120. Trail begins where the dirt road ends. Trailhead begins at the wilderness border. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Granite Mountain Trail The diverse wild lands of the Granite Mountain Wilderness offer excellent opportunities for day hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. A climb up the nearly 9000 foot Granite Mountain or Horse Peak yields one of the most amazing views in the whole Eastern Sierra: a complete 360 degree vista encompassing the Sierran scarp, the volcanic Mono Craters and Glass Mountain, the rugged White Mountains, Adobe Valley, the Excelsior Range in Nevada, the Bodie Hills, and Mono Lake.

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Granite Mountain, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Hwy 120 East from Hwy. 395 Travel appx. 20 miles on paved road. Dirt 4wd touring routes will take off to the north for access to the southern sections of the wilderness area. To access the northern part of the wilderness area, take Hwy 395 to Hwy 167 and head east for appx. 17 miles on paved road. Dirt 4wd touring and technical roads lead south to the wilderness area. Road conditions are subject to change, and dirt roads are not routinely maintained. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Granite Mountain The diverse wild lands of the Granite Mountain Wilderness

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Grass Valley Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to this wilderness is via U.S. Highway 395 immediately north of Red Mountain and along Red Mountain-Trona Road to Steam Well Road (RM1444), or via 395 south of Red Mountain and along Twenty Mule Team Road (EF455), Cuddeback Road (EF473). A vehicle corridor transects this wilderness. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Grass Valley covers nearly three-quarters of this area and is the main topographic feature of this wilderness. A series of scattered hills, reddish-brown to yellow in appearance and gently rising to elevations from 200 to 600 feet above the desert valley floor, lie across the western portion of the area. Vegetation is typical

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Grasslands Wildlife Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The public is not permitted on the Grasslands Wildlife Management Area, as the Service did not acquire public use rights. It can be viewed from adjacent public roads, primarily Santa Fe Grade Road, which bisects the north and south Grasslands in a northwest-southeast direction, north and south of Los Banos. Phone 209-826-3508 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Grasslands Wildlife Management Area Grasslands Wildlife Management Area lies within the San Joaquin River basin and supports the largest remaining block of wetlands in the Central Valley, containing 70,000 acres of private wetlands and associated, and surrounding 53,000 acres of state and federal lands. Perpetual conservation easements on private lands have been purchased by the Service. Land

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Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Along the coast of California north and west of San Francisco Phone (415) 561-6622 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Greater National Marine Sanctuary Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Map Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary protects the wildlife and habitats of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 3,295 square miles off the northern and central California coast. The waters within Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary are part of a nationally significant marine ecosystem. Encompassing a diversity of highly productive marine habitats, the sanctuary supports an abundance of life, including many threatened or endangered

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Griswold Hills, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From State Highway 25, take a left onto Tres Pinos Road (J-1) at Paicines, and head east. Continue east past the intersection of Little Panoche Road; in approximately 3 miles you will come to a fork. Take the road to the right going south (New Idria Road) towards the Idria. The developed trailhead is located on the east side of the road approximately 3 miles from the road fork. An undeveloped trailhead is located on the west side of the road another mile to the south towards Idria. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Griswold Hills Within the steep and rugged Griswold Canyon, BLM land straddles

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Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office is located along Highway 1, at 1045 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, California. Traveling from Highway 101, take Highway 166 (Main Street) south 9 miles to Guadalupe Street. Turn right and travel 1 mile to 1045 Guadalupe Street. The north entrance to the refuge near Oso Flaco Lake, is reached from Oso Flaco Lake Road about 3 miles north of the town of Guadalupe off Highway 1. The south entrance to the refuge is via West Main Street (heading west, Highway 166) from the south end of the town of Guadalupe from Highway 1. The refuge is administered by Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Ventura, California. Phone 805-644-5185 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic

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Hansen Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Intersection of I-210 Freeway and Foothills Boulevard. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities BOATING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Hansen Dam Website The City of Los Angeles manages the extensive day-use facilities, including golf and riding stables, are available at this site in the San Fernando Valley.

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Harper Dry Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 15, west of Barstow, California, take State Highway 58 for 18 miles, to Harper Lake Road. Turn north and travel for about six miles. Turn east (to the right) on Lockhart Road, a partially-maintained dirt road, and drive two miles to the site. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Harper Dry Lake Overview Harper Lake Subregion covers nearly 115,000 acres of mixed public and private lands. Located northwest of Barstow in the Harper Basin, large mountain ranges surround the basin, with protruding hills of basement rocks exposed throughout the region. Its desert marsh and wetlands attract many types of wildlife. No less amazing are the

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Harry L. Englebright Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Phone (530) 432-6427 Activities BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Harry L. Englebright Lake Photo Album Skipper’s Cove Marina Harry L. Englebright Lake Website Englebright Lake is nestled in the steep Yuba River canyon, of the Sierra Nevada foothills. This location offers a unique boat-in camping experience, several species of sport fish, abundant wildlife, and year round water-based recreational activities for enthusiasts and families alike. Located between Grass Valley and Yuba City off State Route 20.

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Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 40, watch for a Havasu NWR exit sign close to the California/Arizona border. Follow the signs to the refuge. To reach Topock Marsh from Needles, California, cross the Needles bridge into Arizona following Highway 95 north, then turn right onto Courtwright Road and watch for the refuge sign. The refuge office is in Needles, California. From Interstate 40, exit on J Street and go southwest (uphill) 0.06 miles. Turn right at headquarters entrance sign and follow the signs; the office is in the back. Phone 760-326-3853 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Havasu National Wildlife Refuge From desert bighorn sheep to the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher, birds and

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Havasu Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office is located at 317 Mesquite Avenue, Needles, CA 92363. The latitude and longitude are 34.837010, and -114.620274. From Interstate 40, exit on J Street and go southwest (uphill) 0.6 miles. Turn right at the refuge entrance sign and follow the signs to the administrative office. On holidays, after hours, and on weekends, a self-serve kiosk with refuge brochures and leaflets can be accessed by visitors. It is located in front of the administrative office. Access to Havasu Refuge “ The refuge can be accessed from many different places, including from the lower Colorado River via boat and multiple roads. Please view the refuge map for additional information regarding how to travel to a particular area on the refuge. Phone (760) 326-3853 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose

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Headwaters Forest Reserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions To access the north end of Headwaters along the Elk River, take the Elk River Road exit off Highway 101, at the south end of Eureka. Turn right onto Elk River Road and drive approximately six miles to the Elk River Trailhead parking area. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The 7,472-acre Headwaters Forest Reserve (Reserve) was established in 1999 after a decade-long grassroots effort to protect the world’s last unprotected, intact, old-growth redwood forest ecosystem. Several threatened species call the Reserve home, including coho salmon, the northern spotted owl, and the marbled murrelet. Deep in the heart of the Headwaters, old-growth

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Hensley Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 17 miles northeast of Madera on County Road 400. Phone (559) 673-5151 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds BUCK RIDGE HIDDEN VIEW Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Hensley Lake Website Less than an hour drive northeast of Fresno in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada enroute to Yosemite National Park. Lake activities include water skiing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, and camping.

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High Rock Canyon, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Modoc National Forest, CA: 1. Head east on 44N12A toward 44N12 Rd 1.7 mi 2. Turn right at 44N12 Rd 4.2 mi 3. Continue straight onto 44N12 Rd 1.3 mi 4. Continue onto 44N05 Rd 0.9 mi 5. Continue onto 44N12 Rd 3.4 mi 6. Turn left onto 46N10 Rd/?Mowitz Rd. Continue to follow Mowitz Rd 4.3 mi 7. Continue onto Loveness Rd 0.2 mi 8. Turn left onto CA-139 S 7.1 mi 9. Turn left onto CA-299 E 24.3 mi 10. Turn right to stay on CA-299 E 16.3 mi 11. Turn left onto Cressler St. Destination will be on the left Phone 530-233-4666 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California

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Historic Route 66 California Gateway Site Day Use Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 4 miles to 5 Mile Road. Turn left 5 Mile Road Road and drive approx. 1.5 miles. The site will be located on the left hand side. A small parking area is located in front of the site. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Historic Route 66 California Gateway Site Day Use Area Visit Route 66 Located approximately two miles west of the Colorado River off Interstate 40, the day use and picnic area memorializes the entryway of Historic Route 66 in California. The site contains two covered picnic tables, an information kiosk, visitor log book, desert

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Hobo Camp Day Use Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Susanville: From Main St. turn South on Weatherlow Street (becomes Richmond Road) and continue 3/4 mile to South Sreet. Turn West (right) on South Street and continue 1/2 mile to the intersection. Turn North (right) onto Hobo Camp Road. Phone 530-257-0456 Activities BIKING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Hobo Camp Day Use Area Overview Hobo Camp is one of the many trailheads along the Bizz Johnson Trail. The area is a day use picnic area situated along the Susan River. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, grills and restrooms. The gate opens at 8:00am and closes at sunset. Trail Information There are no fees required. Recreation opportunities include: Hiking, Mountain biking,

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Horsethief Camp Kingston Mountains, CA, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 45 miles to NV State Route 164 (Searchlight, NV). Turn left on SR 164 and drive approx. 20 miles to the CA/NV state line. The road turns into Nipton Road. Drive on Nipton Road approx. 15 miles to I-15. Take I-15 west approx. 15 miles to Cima Road. Turn right at the Cime Road exit and take Excelsior Mine/Kingston Road north approx. 10 miles. Stay on Excelsior Mine Road and drive approx. 16 miles to BLM Route NN441. Drive a quarter mile on NN441. A site kiosk will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking

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Horsethief Springs/Cabin, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 45 miles to NV State Route 164 (Searchlight, NV). Turn left on SR 164 and drive approx. 20 miles to the CA/NV state line. The road turns into Nipton Road. Drive on Nipton Road approx. 15 miles to I-15. Take I-15 west approx. 15 miles to Cima Road. Turn right at the Cime Road exit and take Excelsior Mine/Kingston Road north approx. 10 miles. Stay on Excelsior Mine Road and drive approx. 18 miles to a BLM gate. Parking is available along the roadway. An informational kiosk is present at the site. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike?

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Hot Springs Long Term Visitor Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions I-8(West from Yuma, AZ/East from El Centro,CA) to 115 North/Van Der Linden(Exit 131). East on Evan Hewes for 3.8 miles. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel Every year, thousands of visitors come and enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered at BLM’s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs), where visitors can camp for as long as seven months. The Hot Springs LTVA is known for it’s historic and still active hot spring attracting both local and winter visitors. Fee season September 15-April 15 $180, $80 4-week stay, $40 2-week stay; 14 day camping free April 16-September 14

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Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Humboldt Bay Refuge consists of 10 units in and around Humboldt Bay, west of Highway 101, near the cities of Arcata and Eureka, California. Information on wildlife-oriented education and recreational opportunities (hiking, observation, boating, hunting and fishing) are available at the Richard J. Guadagno Visitor Center at the Salmon Creek Unit. To get to the refuge office and Salmon Creek Unit: about10 miles south of Eureka, take the Hookton Road Exit from Highway 101. Southbound traffic, turn right at the end of the off ramp, then immediately left onto Ranch Road; northbound traffic, take the overpass, turn right onto Ranch Road. To the Hookton Slough trailhead: drive 1.2 miles west on Hookton Road; the parking area is on the north side of Hookton Road. Phone 707-733-5406 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Headquarters, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds ANGEL CREEK ANGEL LAKE GREEN CREEK GROUP HONEYMOON FLAT PAHA ROBINSON CREEK NORTH SOUTH RUBY CAMPGROUND TERRACES CAMPGROUND – PICNIC AREA THOMAS CANYON TRUMBULL LAKE LOWER TWIN LAKES AT BRIDGEPORT CATHEDRAL ROCK PICNIC AREA FOXTAIL GRP PICNIC AREA KYLE CANYON PICNIC AREA DAY USE MAHOGANY GROVE MCWILLIAMS MOUNT ROSE (NV) HILLTOP CRAGS CAMPGROUND ROBINSON CREEK SOUTH FLETCHER VIEW POWERHOUSE GROUP PICNIC AREA WARD MTN. CAMPGROUND (MURRAY SUMMIT) BIRD CREEK RECREATION AREA Lookout Campground KIT CARSON CAMPGROUND SPRING MOUNTAINS VISITOR GATEWAY GROUP PICNIC SITES Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Kingston Trailhead Cow Canyon Trailhead Crest Trailhead Toms Canyon Trailhead Barley Creek Trailhead North/South Twin

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Ibex Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-252-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Ibex Wilderness Map Ibex Wilderness Overview A portion of the Ibex Hills and parts of the Dublin Hills and Black Mountains are preserved in this Wilderness. The Ibex Hills form a craggy, north-south divide between the alluvial slopes of Greenwater Valley on the east and the raggedy Black Mountains on the west. From a low of about 3,000 feet, elevations climb to 4,752 feet on the summit of Ibex Peak on the western boundary. Horizontal rock layers in the mountains are highlighted with distinctive bright red, yellow, and black hues. The ruins of at least a half-dozen old talc mines are scattered forlornly throughout the area, and

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Imperial Reservoir Area: Picacho State, California Camping & Hiking

Directions This state recreation area is 25 miles north of Yuma, Arizona on the Colorado River. There is an 18 mile dirt road upon entering the area and it is not recommended for large trailers. Phone 760-996-2963 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas California State Parks This is a popular area for camping, fishing, desert exploring and river running. The area also has a group camping area (50 person), a group boat-in area (50 person), and three individual boat-in camp areas. There are 5 ramadas and 2 large picnic areas as well. Restroom facilities include showers. There are 5 campgrounds and two 2-lane boat launch ramps. Birdwatching, small

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Imperial Sand Dunes, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is best made along Highway 78 located East of Brawley, California or along Interstate 8 west of Yuma, Arizona Phone 760-337-4400 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Imperial Sand Dunes Fees and Permits Visit Imperial Sand Dunes with Greg Biffle, NASCAR Driver #16 Located in the southeast corner of California, the Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest mass of sand dunes in the state. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dune system extends for more than 40 miles in a band averaging 5 miles wide. Dunes often reach heights of

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Indian Pass Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness from Ogilby Road (S-34), which runs north-south between Interstate 8 and State Highway 78. Indian Pass Road runs from Ogilby Road to the Picacho Recreation Area. The wilderness lies along the north side of the road to the State Park boundary approximately 6 miles from the head of Gavilan Wash. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Indian Pass Wilderness now contains a total of 32,418 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Indian Pass Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In

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Indian Valley, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located about 27 miles west of Williams or 14 miles east of Clearlake Oaks on Highway 20. Turn north on Walker Ridge Road, a graded gravel road, into the recreation area. Phone 707-468-4000 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL SHOOTING, WATER ACTIVITIES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Indian Valley – Walker Ridge Flickr Album Indian Valley Recreation Area North of Highway 20, on the eastern edge of Lake County, the Indian Valley/Walker Ridge Recreation Area area offers an abundance of recreational possibilities. Rolling chaparral covered hills dotted with oak and pine make an ideal setting for hunting, camping, bicycling, hiking, and equestrian use. Popular game animals include blacktail deer,

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Inyo Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access the southern boundary via the San Lucas Canyon or Cerro Gordo roads. The west and northern reaches via the Lone Pine-Owenyo and Mazourka Canyon Roads, and the east via Saline Valley Road. A four-wheel drive vehicle and advanced driving and survival skills are suggested. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Inyo National Forest, this wilderness encompasses a large portion of the Inyo Mountains, which rise to 11,000 feet at Keynot Peak and separates the Owens Valley on the west and Saline Valley on the east. These

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Inyo National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds OBSIDIAN FLAT GRAYS MEADOWS LONE PINE ONION VALLEY WHITNEY PORTAL BIG PINE CANYON BISHOP PARK GROUP MCGEE CREEK ROCK CREEK LAKE GROUP CAMP TABLE MOUNTAIN (INYO) TUFF CAMPGROUND UPPER SAGE FLAT OH RIDGE BIG PINE CREEK CAMPGROUND FRENCH CAMP EAST FORK CALIFORNIA ASPEN GROUP (INYO) FOUR JEFFREY ROCK CREEK LAKE CONVICT LAKE CAMPGROUND TWIN LAKES CAMPGROUND SILVER LAKE CAMPGROUND JUNE LAKE (CA PALISADES GROUP CAMPGROUND CEDAR FLAT GROUP CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center Minaret Vista Observation Site Convict Lake Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Schulman Grove Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Inyo National Forest  Summer In summer, anglers can try

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Iron Mountain Divisional Camp -Patton, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 45 miles to CA State Highway 62. Turn right on Hwy 62 and drive west approx. 35 miles to BLM Route NS812. Turn right onto NS812. A monument plaque for the Patton Camp will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sands of War Iron Mountain Divisional Camp – Patton This site was designated as an ACEC due to the historical significance of the area. Camp Iron Mountain is the best-preserved divisional camp today, and is famous for being one of two camps that have rock chapels that still stand. The chapels

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Ishi Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 530-224-2100 Activities HIKING, HUNTING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Ishi Wilderness Ishi Wilderness Ishi Wilderness The Ishi Wilderness now contains a total of 41,339 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Ishi Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring

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Jacumba Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions 30 miles west of El Centro, CA. To access this wilderness, exit Interstate 8 at IN-KO-PAH Park and follow Smugglers Cave Road, which winds steeply up the hillside. South of the freeway interchange, four-wheel drive is recommended. The Davies Valley area is also accessible via Interstate 8. Drive south from Ocotillo on State Route S-2 to U.S. Highway 98. Turn east on Highway 98 and drive 0.7 miles south to a BLM sign marking the dirt access road and follow the road to the wilderness boundary. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Jacumba Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 31,357 acres and is managed by the

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Jawbone/Butterbredt Recreation Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From State Highway 178 east of Bakersfield or west of Inyokern, take the Kelso Valley Road 38 miles south to the site. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities AUTO TOURING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas With less than 5 inches of precipitation annually, including some snowfall, the dryness of the climate causes rapid evaporation at this site. Some water seeps underground to feed area springs that provide water, which is essential to wildlife. Butterbredt Spring supports desert wildlife while also providing water and habitat for waterfowl migrating in the spring and fall. The land at the spring is privately owned, and vehicle travel and hunting in the area is restricted. The Audubon Society, in cooperation with the

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John Muir National Historic Site, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Please visit our main website for specific directions to our park. You may call the John Muir Visitor Center for additional information. Phone (925) 228-8860 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas John Muir National Historic Site Official Website John Muir National Historic Site Map John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America™s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir™s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.

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Johnson Valley OHV Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The riding area can be entered from Highway 247 at Old Woman Springs Road or Camp Rock Road, 55 miles southeast of Barstow. Most visitors access the area off Camp Rock Road by driving north off of Highway 247. Staging for many competitive events is at Anderson Dry Lake, 10 miles north of Highway 247 and east of Camp Rock Road. These are graded dirt roads. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Johnson Valley OHV Area Johnson Valley OHV area is temporarly closed for the 2020 King of the Hammers. See more details and a map here. Overview Johnson Valley is a

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Joshua Tree National Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-10, take exit 117 for CA Hwy 62 toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley. This will allow you to access the West Entrance, the North Entrance, Black Rock, and Indian Cove. Take exit 168 off I-10 to come in at the park’s South Entrance. Phone (760) 367-5500 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds SHEEP PASS GROUP COTTONWOOD GROUP INDIAN COVE CAMPGROUND BLACK ROCK CAMPGROUND BLACK ROCK EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND COTTONWOOD CAMPGROUND (CA) JUMBO ROCKS CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Joshua Tree National Park Official Website Joshua Tree National Park Map Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of

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Kaweah Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Visalia, 20 miles east on CA 198. Phone (559) 597-2301 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds HORSE CREEK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sequoia Natural History Association Kaweah Lake Website Kaweah Marina Kaweah Lake Photo Album One hour SE of Fresno in the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevada. High mountains provide an exciting background for fishing and boating at this popular park, located on the main southern route into Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. From Visalia, 20 mi E on CA 198.

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Kelso Dunes Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Kelso Dunes Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California 95 miles west of Barstow, California. The area is 3 miles north of Ludlow. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Kelso Dunes Wilderness Kelso Dunes Wilderness Map The Kelso Dunes Wilderness now contains a total of 144,915 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Kelso Dunes Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary

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Kern National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 5: At Lost Hills and Interstate 5, take Highway 46 east 5 miles to Corcoran Road and turn north. Drive 10.6 miles to the refuge at the intersection of Corcoran Road and Garces Highway. From Highway 99: At Delano, exit Highway 99 at the Highway 155 exit. Turn south on Highway 155, which is Garces Highway. Travel 19 miles west on Garces Highway to the refuge entrance at the intersection of Corcoran Road and Garces Highway. Phone 661-725-2767 Activities AUTO TOURING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Kern National Wildlife Refuge Kern National Wildlife Refuge is located in the southern portion of California’s San Joaquin Valley, 20 miles west of

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Kiavah Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness from the north via Kelso Valley Road from State Highway 178 west of Inyokern; and from the east via State Highway 14 and numerous routes into Cow Heaven Canyon (SC5 1), Sage Canyon (SC56) and Horse Canyon (SC65), which are four-wheel drive only, and Bird Spring Pass Road (SC120). Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Kiavah Wilderness Map Kiavah Wilderness Kiavah Wilderness This wilderness encompasses the eroded hills, canyons and bajadas of the Scodie Mountains Unit within the Sequoia National Forest — the southern extremity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A unique mixing of several different species of plants and animals occurs within

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Kiavah Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Kiavah Wilderness can be accessed via the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail at the Walker Pass Trailhead and Campground. Follow highway CA-178 approximately 9 miles west from the junction of CA-14 or 35 miles east of the town of Lake Isabella. Walker Pass Campground is just west of Walker Pass. From the campground, follow the PCNST southbound into Kiavah Wilderness Phone 661-391-6000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Kiavah Wilderness encompasses the eroded hills, canyons, and bajadas (lower slopes) of the Scodie Mountains and parts of the Sequoia National Forest. A unique mix of plant and animal species occurs within this transition zone between the Mojave Desert and Sierra

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King Range National Conservation Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) is located about 230 miles north of San Francisco and 60 miles south of Eureka. All roads leading to the King Range NCA are narrow, steep and winding. Allow plenty of time between destinations, have a full tank of gas, and be alert to oncoming traffic. All main roads are normally accessible to passenger cars except during heavy winter storms. Primitive roads may be closed seasonally. Directional signs mark all major intersections in the King Range NCA giving the road name and distances to primary recreation sites. NORTH ACCESS: U.S. 101 to the Ferndale exit. Once in Ferndale, follow signs to Petrolia. One mile past Petrolia, turn right on Lighthouse Road; it is 5 more miles to the Mattole Recreation Site. Allow 1 1/2 hours for the 42 mile trip. CENTRAL ACCESS: U.S. 101 to South Fork – Honeydew exit. Follow the

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King Range Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) is located about 230 miles north of San Francisco and 60 miles south of Eureka. All roads leading to the King Range NCA are narrow, steep and winding. Allow plenty of time between destinations, have a full tank of gas, and be alert to oncoming traffic. All main roads are normally accessible to passenger cars except during heavy winter storms. Primitive roads may be closed seasonally. Directional signs mark all major intersections in the King Range NCA giving the road name and distances to primary recreation sites. NORTH ACCESS: U.S. 101 to the Ferndale exit. Once in Ferndale, follow signs to Petrolia. One mile past Petrolia, turn right on Lighthouse Road; it is 5 more miles to the Mattole Recreation Site. Allow 1 1/2 hours for the 42 mile trip. CENTRAL ACCESS: U.S. 101 to South Fork – Honeydew exit. Follow the

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Kingston Range Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Kingston Range Wilderness is approximately 15 miles northeast of Baker, California. Except for its northernmost tip (Inyo County), this wilderness is in northern San Bernardino County, California. It is located 8 miles north of I-15 and 9 miles east of Highway 127. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Offices in Needles and Barstow, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Kingston Range Wilderness Kingston Range Wilderness Map Overview The Kingston Range Wilderness is divided into three units by non-wilderness corridors or ‘cherrystems’: Sperry Wash and Kingston Wash. The Amargosa Unit’s (the northern unit) most striking feature is Amargosa Canyon, which contains a perennial stream. This perennial

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Klamath National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds CARTER MEADOWS HORSE GROUP INDIAN SCOTTY GROUP SITE SARAH TOTTEN CAMPGROUND CURLY JACK CAMPGROUND TREE OF HEAVEN CAMPGROUND JUANITA LAKE GROUP CAMPSITE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails A. Ash Creek River Access U. Dillon Creek River Access Y. Rock Creek River Access Z. Stuarts Bar River Access Norcross Trailhead Canyon Creek River Access Etna Summit Trailhead Shackleford Trailhead Taylor Lake Trailhead Carter Meadows Summit Trailhead Bigflat Trailhead Humbug OHV Recreation Area Happy Camp Town Trailhead Benjamin Creek Trailhead Cook and Green Pass Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Klamath National Forest A man hikes along a trail on

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Knoxville, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From the town of Lower Lake go east on Morgan Valley Road 13 miles to the north entrance to Knoxville at Dunnigan Hill Road (this access not recommended for two-wheel drive vehicles beyond Round Mountain Road). Continue three miles further on Morgan Valley Road for the south entrance to Knoxville at the intersection with Devilhead Road (southeast of the McLaughlin Mine crushing plant). There are BLM signs at both entrances. OR – From Napa, take the Lake Berryessa Road (hugs the west side of the lake). After crossing Putah Creek, it is approximately 17 miles to the Devilhead Road entrance, and 20 miles to the Dunnigan Hill Road entrance. OR – From St. Helena, take Pope Valley Road to Pope Creek Road. Take a left at the Lake Berryessa-Knoxville Road. It is approximately 17 miles to the Devilhead Road entrance, and 20 miles to the Dunnigan Hill Road entrance.

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Lacks Creek Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Drive east on Highway 299 for 17.8 miles from Highway 101. Turn left at the Redwood Valley turn off (Bair Road) and travel 3.9 miles. Make a right turn at the sign that reads “Hoopa – 22 miles”, and travel 5.9 miles up this windy gravel road. The entrance is a left turn. For a map, click here. For current road conditions please do not hesitate to call the Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel Lacks Creek is a recreational treasure hidden in the coast range and offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities.

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Laguna Mountain, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Hollister take State Highway 25 south approximately 12.5 miles south of Pinnacles National Park. Turn east (left) onto Coalinga Road. Access points begin approximately 9 miles from the State Highway 25 and Coalinga Road junction. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Laguna Mountain Area consists of somewhat rugged terrain with rolling hills covered in dense brush. The area’s vegetation is characterized by classic chapparal habitat, oak forests, and grassy meadows. Laguna Creek flows through the area most of the year, accompanied by a series of scenic waterfalls in the Gorge.

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Lake Berryessa, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Lake Berryessa is located 70 miles northeast of San Francisco and 40 miles west of Sacramento. Nearest towns are Napa to the southwest or Winters to the east. Nearest highways are state highways 121 and 128. Phone 707-966-2111 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds OAK SHORES DAY USE AREA (CA) Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Reclamation Berryessa Web Site Nestled between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, east of the Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa offers year-round recreation opportunities. Lake Berryessa’s water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summer, making

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Lake Cahuilla, California Camping & Hiking

Directions In Riverside County, CA, near the Santa Rosa Mountains, about 8 miles from Indio on the west side of the Coachella Valley. Take Interstate 10 west from Palm Springs, CA. Phone 760-564-4712 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Riverside County Parks Lake Cahuilla Online Reservation Surronded by the stark beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Lake Cahuilla (pronounced Kah-wee-ah) is a favorite recreation area in the Coachella Valley. The park offers individual and group camping, fishing, picnicking, swimmings, special events and equestrian and hiking trails. RV and tent campers will find more than 150 spacious sites (46 with hookups) for individual and group camping. Amenities include showers,

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Lake Casitas, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is 13 miles northwest of Ventura, California on State Highway 33. Phone 805-649-2233 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lake Casitas Recreation Area Lake Casitas is formed by Casitas Dam, which is a feature of the Ventura Project. Lake Casitas Recreation Area offers one of the nations best bass fishing areas. Record catches have been made at the Lake and the availability of trophy bass lures sports fisherman from throughout the United States. During the winter months the lake is stocked with trout to provide additional fishing opportunities. Nestled below the Laguna Ridge of the Santa Ynez Mountains,

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Lake Natoma, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Lake Natoma is located 15 miles northeast of Sacramento via highway US 50. Phone 916.988.0205 Activities BIKING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Folsom Lake Recreation Area Recreation at Lake Natoma is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Lake was created by Nimbus Dam across the American River. Lake Natoma is a regulating reservoir for releases from Folsom Lake. The Dam and Lake are features of the Central Valley project. Usually open 7 days per week, summer hours (April 1-October 15) are 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Winter hours (October 16 – March

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Lake Solano, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Lake Solano is located 4 miles west of Winters, just off State Highway 128. Phone 800-939-PARK Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lake Solano Website Lake Solano Park, Solano Project, is located at the base of coastal foothills at the western edge of the Sacramento Valley and offers an array of recreational opportunities. Through an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Solano has been administered as a recreational area by the County of Solano since 1971. More than 200,000 visitors a year enjoy a wealth of recreational activities both on and off the

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Lake Sonoma, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Healdsburg, 10 miles northwest on Dry Creek Road. Phone (707) 431-4590 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds BOAT-IN SITES (LAKE SONOMA) LIBERTY GLEN (LAKE SONOMA) WARM SPRINGS REC AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Friends of Lake Sonoma Lake Sonoma Website Lake Sonoma Map Lake Sonoma Resort Lake Sonoma Photo Album Lake Sonoma is located in the wine-growing region of Sonoma County, CA. A picturesque lake with secluded vehicle and boat-in camping available for the fishing and boating enthusiast.

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Lake Woollomes, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Lake is about 3 miles southeast of Delano, California. Accessible by paved county road. Phone 805-861-2345 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lake Woollomes Website 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. County-operated park open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Facilities include picnic tables, barbecue grills, drinking fountains, restrooms, children’s play equipment, concession stand, and group picnic area. Fishing season is year-round. Available species include bass, catfish, and crappie. County permit required; contact office to arrange purchase of permit. Non-motorized boats only.

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Lassen National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds ALMANOR EAGLE CAMPGROUND HAT CREEK GURNSEY CREEK CHRISTIE CAMPGROUND MERRILL CAMPGROUND WEST EAGLE CAMPGROUND MCCARTHY POINT LOOKOUT Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Goumaz Eagle Lake Ranger District Cypress Trailhead Almanor Boat Launch Hat Creek Rim Overlook Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lassen National Forest Recreation is one of the premier opportunities for visitors to the Lassen National Forest. From springtime wildflower hikes to snowmobiling miles of freshly groomed trails in the winter, there is something for everyone! So go explore, camp, hike, kayak, fish, or just sit beneath the towering pines on a sunny afternoon and relax… the Lassen National Forest welcomes you! Here are some of our favorite places on the Lassen National Forest. We hope that you enjoy them as much

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Lassen Volcanic National Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 5 (Redding), take Hwy 44 – 48 miles east to the junction of Hwy 89. Follow Hwy 89 south 1 mile to the north entrance of the park. From Interstate 5 (Red Bluff) take Hwy 36 E – 51 miles east to the junction of Hwy 89. Follow Hwy 89 north 6 miles to south entrance of the park. Phone (530) 595-4480 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds MANZANITA LAKE CAMPING CABINS BUTTE LAKE STOCK CORRAL JUNIPER LAKE STOCK CORRAL SUMMIT LAKE STOCK CORRAL MANZANITA LAKE GROUP CAMPGROUND MANZANITA LAKE SUMMIT LAKE SOUTH SUMMIT LAKE NORTH LOST CREEK GROUP BUTTE LAKE BUTTE LAKE GROUP JUNIPER LAKE GROUP Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails

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Lava Beds National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Lava Beds is a truly remote park, in a corner of California most people never visit. Most roads into this area wind through mountains, and along rivers, and travel may take longer than expected. Services are few and far between and winter driving conditions can be encountered anytime between fall and spring. Phone (530) 667-8113 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lava Beds National Monument Official Website Lava Beds National Monument Map Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More

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Lewiston National, California Camping & Hiking

Directions About 40 miles west of Redding, California on State Highway 299. Access road, Trinity Dam Blvd. Phone 916-623-2121 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lewiston National Recreation Area Lewiston Dam, Central Valley Project – Shasta/Trinity Division, is about 7 miles downstream from Trinity Dam. It diverts water by means of Clear Creek Tunnel to Whiskeytown Lake. The dam is 91 feet high and 745 feet long. The Trinity River Fish Hatchery, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game, has a capacity of about 40 million eggs. It is immediately downstream from Lewiston Dam and compensates for

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Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Location: Riverside and Imperial Counties; 25 miles southwest of Blythe, California and south of Desert Center, CA. Interstate 10 provides northern access to the Little Chuckwalla’s via the Ford Dry Lake exit; Graham Pass Road from the west; and Teague Well four-wheel drive route from the east. Both routes access the Bradshaw Trail to the south, which connects to Wiley’s Well Road. Phone 760-833-7111 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Map The Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness is 28,034 acres. Rugged mountains surrounded by a large, gently sloping bajada laced with a network of washes describes the terrain and landforms found within the Little

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Little Darby Nature Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Willits, CA drive east on Commercial Street, which becomes Hearst-Willits Road (County Road 306). Continue east on Canyon Road (County road 308) and the Little Darby parking area will be on your left. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Little Darby Nature Trail Five miles east of Willits you will find a 1-mile loop trail that takes you through 3 distinct communities. The Little Darby Nature Trail begins in the riparian community of Little Creek, a tributary to the Eel River. The Douglas-fir tree plant community towers over the riparian, leading you through a shaded forest floor. At the top of your climb through the forest you will

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Little Panoche Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is about 5 miles west of I-5 on Little Panoche Road in Western Fresno County. Phone 209-826-0463 Activities FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Little Panoche Dam Little Panoche Dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project – San Luis Unit. The area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access by foot only. Parking lot provided. Nearest main highway, I-5. Nearest community, Los Banos (18 miles north of Dam). Birdwatching, sightseeing, picnicking, and nature study allowed. Hunting of all game species in season. Fishing allowed in the pool. Predominate species are black bass, bluegill, and white catfish.

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Little Picacho Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions This wilderness can be accessed from two routes. From the east, exit Interstate 8 at the 4th Ave/Winterhaven off ramp. Go left on 4th Ave to State Route S-24 (approximately 1/8 mile). Follow S-24 to Imperial Dam (18 miles) and turn left at the Imperial Dam sign onto Ferguson Wash Road. The wilderness is along the west side of the road. From the west, travel on S-24 until it becomes a dirt road and intersects with the All-American Canal. Turn right and go 1/4 mile to Picacho Road (County A481). Turn left across the canal and go toward the Picacho Recreation Area. The wilderness will be on the east side of the road. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking

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Los Banos Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is about 6 miles south of the town of Los Banos on State Highway 165. Phone 209-826-1198 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Los Banos Reservoir The Los Banos Dam and Reservoir are on Los Banos Creek above the San Luis Canal, near Los Banos, California. The dam and reservoir are features on the Central Valley Project – San Luis Unit. The reservoir has 620 water surface acres and 12 miles of shoreline. The recreation area offers trails following the Path of the Padres, a boat and hiking trail. The Path leads to the baths used

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Los Padres National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds ARROYO SECO PLASKETT CREEK CAMPGROUND SAGE HILL WHEELER GORGE HOLIDAY GROUP CAMPGROUND PARADISE CAMPGROUND LOS PRIETOS FREMONT CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Gifford Trailhead Red Rock Trailhead Willow Springs Trailhead Cedar Creek / Fishbowl Loop – 22W10 West Tumamait Trailhead – 21W03 Lower Oso Day Use Picnic Area Davy Brown Trailhead Big Falls Trailhead Howard Creek – 22W26 Frazier Mountain Trailhead – 20W03 Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center Santa Lucia Ranger District Lower Manzana Trailhead White Rock Trailhead Adobe Trailhead La Jolla / Ballard Trailhead Divide Peak OHV Trailhead Buck Creek – 18W01 Rinconada Trailhead Figueroa OHV Recreation Area Dough Flat Trailhead Buck Creek Trailhead- 18W01 First Crossing

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Lost Arch Historic Mining Camp, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 20 miles to BLM Route NS434 – Turtle Mountain Road. Turn right on NS434 and drive approx. 10 miles to BLM Route NS477 – Lost Arch Inn Road. Veer left onto NS477 and drive approx. 1 miles to BLM Route NS480 – Browns Camp Trail. Turn left onto NS480 and drive approx. 2 miles to the Lost Arch Inn. An information kiosk will be on your left hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Within the Turtle Mountains Wilderness is located the Turtle Mountain National Natural Landmark an area of land recognized for its

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Lost Coast Headlands, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Exit Highway 101 at the Ferndale exit. Travel west towards Ferndale for five miles. From Main Street, turn right onto Ocean Avenue. Continue on Ocean Avenue for seven miles to the trailhead. The road will alternate between dirt and pavement. The parking lot and kiosk will be on your right. From the parking lot to the beach below is 1/2 mile. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Lost Coast Headlands BLM California YouTube Channel The Lost Coast Headlands are located along the coastal bluffs south of the mouth of the Eel River, approximately 280 miles north of San Francisco, 25 miles south of Eureka, and 6 miles

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Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From California: Head north on Interstate 5 to Weed, CA, then northeast 45 miles on Highway 97 to the Oregon Border. Take Stateline Road (Hwy. 161) east towards Tulelake, CA to Hill Road. Turn south on Hill Road. The visitor center is located 4 miles south on Hill Rd. From Oregon: Headquarters is located 20 miles south of Klamath Falls, Oregon via Hwy. 97 south to Stateline Rd (Hwy 161) east towards Tulelake, CA to Hill Road. Turn south on Hill Road. The visitor center is located 4 miles south on Hill Rd. Or from Hwy. 39 south from Klamath Falls to Merril Pit Rd, follow the signs from there to the visitor center located on Hill Rd. Please contact the refuge visitor center for more information at (530) 667-2231 Phone 530-667-2231 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations

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Machesna Mountain Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-384-5400 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Machesna Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 19,882 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Machesna Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness” as called for

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Malpais Mesa Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-384-5400 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Malpais Mesa Wilderness now contains a total of 31,905 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Malpais Mesa Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…" you play an important role in helping to "…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the

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Manly Peak Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness via State Highway 178 north of Trona and aloft, Ballarat Road. Go south on Wingate Wash Road, then east on Goler Wash Road or South Park Canyon Road (four-wheel drive vehicles only). Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Comprised of steep, jagged ridges and the deep canyons of the Panamint Mountains, elevations in Manley Peak Wilderness rise sharply from 1,100 feet along the west slopes to 6,000 feet on the east. Streams flowing from springs within the larger canyons create riparian areas of cottonwood and desert willow and provide valuable water sources for wildlife, most notably a herd of desert bighorn sheep. This

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Manzanar National Historic Site, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Manzanar is located on the west side of U.S. Highway 395, 9 miles north of Lone Pine, California and 6 miles south of Independence, CA. Phone (760) 878-2194 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Manzanar National Historic Site Official Website Manzanar National Historic Site Map In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II.

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Marble Mountain Rock Collecting Area (Trilobite), California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 25 miles to the Mountain Springs Road exit. Exit south and take National Trails Highway west approx. 35 miles to Cadiz Road (Chambless, CA). Turn left on Cadiz Road and follow it approx. 4 miles to BLM Route NS376. Turn left onto NS376 and drive approx. 1 mile to BLM Route NS374. Turn left onto NS374 and drive approx. one half mile. The rock collecting area will be on both sides of the roadway. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Marble Mountain Fossil Bed contains one of the classic Cambrian trilobite fossil sites within the Western United States. The

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Martis Creek Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 80, take Hwy 267 south toward Lake Tahoe. Martis Creek Lake is 3 miles south of I-80 on the left. Phone (530) 587-8113 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Alpine Meadows Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Martis Creek Lake Photo Album Martis Creek Lake Website Located close to Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno, Martis has a beautiful, peaceful campground off the beaten path. The Martis Creek area features hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking and trout fishing.

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Massacre Ranch, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Massacre Ranch is located north of High Rock Canyon Wilderness, 3-miles east of Nevada Highway 8A, and approximately 45-miles east of Cedarville, California, in northern Washoe County, Nevada. Phone 530-233-4666 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Massacre Ranch Recreation Area BLM California YouTube Channel Massacre Ranch recreation area sits in a unique desert setting with high rims and vistas and surrounded by willows, aspens, and meadows.

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Mecca Hills Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Riverside County; 15 miles southeast of Indio, California. Access this wilderness from the east from State Highway 195 (Box Canyon Road) via Interstate 10 or from the south at Mecca via State Highway 111. Painted Canyon Road provides four-wheel drive access at the intersection of State Highway 195 and the Coachella Canal. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Mecca Hills Wilderness Map Mecca Hills Wilderness The Mecca Hills Wilderness now contains a total of 26,242 acres and is managed by the BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Mecca Hills Wilderness became part of the now

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Mendocino Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Ukiah, 3 miles north on US 101, then east on Lake Mendocino Drive. Phone (707) 462-7581 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds POMO DAY USE AREA BUSHAY RECREATION AREA KYEN CAMPGROUND AND OAK GROVE DAY USE AREA CHEKAKA RECREATION AREA LAKE MENDOCINO Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Mendocino Lake Website Mendocino Lake Photo Album Lake Mendocino is located in the midst of wine country and near the gateway to the Redwoods. It is two hours north of the Bay area in central Mendocino County, near the city of Ukiah. The lake was created by a dam in 1958. Lake Mendocino offers many

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Mendocino National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds MASTERSON GROUP CAMPGROUND GRAY PINE GROUP CAMPGROUND PINE MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT SYCAMORE GROVE (RED BLUFF) CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Asa Bean Trailhead Blands Cove Trailhead Foster Glade Trailhead Ides Cove Backpacker Trailhead Ides Cove Horsepacker Trailhead Rock Cabin Trailhead Smokehouse Ridge Trailhead Soldier Ridge Trailhead Sticklake Trailhead Bathhouse Trailhead Sanhedrin Wilderness Red Bluff Recreation Area Sycamore Grove Picnic Chico Seed Orchard Thomes Gorge Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Mendocino National Forest Recreation Information Howard Lake is located on the Covelo Ranger District. Want to kick back and relax under shady pines by a sparkling lake? Looking for a “base camp”

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Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Los Banos: Travel east on Pacheco Blvd to Mercey Springs Road. Turn left on Mercey Springs Road. Continue on Mercey Springs Road for approximately 3 miles to Henry Miller Road. Turn right on Henry Miller Road and continue for approximately 7 miles to Turner Island Road (4-way stop). Turn left on Turner Island Road. After approximately 5.25 miles, turn right onto Sand Slough Road. Sand Slough Road will curve to the left and become Nickel Road. After approximately1 mile, the road makes a sharp right and becomes Sandy Mush Road. Continue on Sandy Mush Road for approximately 3.5 miles to the Refuge entrance on the right (south) side of the road. From Highway 99: Take the Highway 152 west exit and travel westbound on Hwy 152 for approximately 15 miles. Take the Hwy 59 north exit toward Merced and travel north for approximately 7 miles to Sandy Mush

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Merced River Recreation Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From the city of Merced, located on U.S. Highway 99, travel 40 miles east on State Highway 140 to the town of Mariposa. Then travel another 15 miles along Highway 140 to the Briceburg Visitor Center at the Merced Wild & Scenic River. There are three developed BLM campgrounds along the Merced River between Briceburg and Bagby. The campgrounds are accessed by crossing the suspension bridge just past the Briceburg Visitor Center and heading down river along the unpaved Briceburg River Road (old Yosemite Valley Railroad Grade). Trailers over 18 feet and large RV’s are not recommended crossing the suspension bridge. Phone Briceburg Visitor Center (209) 379-9414 Mother Lode Field Office (916) 941-3101 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, INFORMATION SITE, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking

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Mesquite Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 45 miles to NV State Route 164 (Searchlight, NV). Turn left on SR 164 and drive approx. 20 miles to the CA/NV state line. The road turns into Nipton Road. Drive on Nipton Road approx. 15 miles to I-15. Take I-15 west approx. 15 miles to Cima Road. Turn right at the Cime Road exit and take Excelsior Mine/Kingston Road north approx. 10 miles. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Mesquite

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Middle Fork & South Fork Eel River, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Red Mountain unit is accessed by traveling U.S. Highway 101 to Piercy and then the frontage road to Red Mountain Access Road. Travel to the end of Red Mountain Access Road. The wilderness area is upslope several hundred meters; however, there is no developed trail but pink flagging marks access along the permanent exclusive easement that passes through private property. Access to the Cahto Peak unit is from U.S. Highway 101 at Laytonville, west on Branscomb Road, then right on Cahto Peak Road to its end. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Middle Fork & South Fork Eel River Mendocino County. The Red Mountain unit is 75 miles

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Midland Long Term Visitor Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Midland LTVA can be reached from the town of Blythe by taking the Lovekin Road exit off of Interstate 10 and traveling north for 8 miles. After crossing the railroad tracks, Lovekin Road will turn into Midland-Rice Road. The LTVA will be located on the right side of the road and is marked with an entrance sign. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Midland Long Term Visitor Area The Midland Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) is located eight miles north of the city of Blythe and offers the more traditional open desert dispersed camping opportunity with minimal services. Long Term campers experience the mild winter climate of the Colorado Desert, as well

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Millerton Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is off State Highway 41 about 15 miles north of Fresno, California. Phone 559-822-2225 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas California Parks Web Site Friant Dam on the San Joaquin River, forms Millerton Lake. The dam and lake are features of the Central Valley Project – Friant Division. Millerton Lake is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, approximately 15 miles east of Fresno, CA offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Reclamation is assisting the State Parks and Recreation to develop the San Joaquin trail that will allow hiking, equestrian, and bike

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Modoc National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds MEDICINE LAKE RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Duncan South Boating Site Red Tail Rim Trail North Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Modoc National Forest A family fishing on the banks of Stough Reservoir Framed by distinctive geology and views of a timeless landscape, the Modoc National Forest is a place where solitude and recreation come together connecting people to the land and the past. These ecosystems with their rich habitat create abundant opportunities for recreation around water, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. A network of scenic drives provide local communities and growing urban areas

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Modoc National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Modoc National Wildlife Refuge is located along the south fork of the Pit River near the town of Alturas, California in extreme northeastern California. Travelling south on highway 395 or east/west on highway 299: Travel south down main street/highway 395 until you are nearly out of town. Take a left on County Road 56. Travel approximately 1 mile before turning right onto County Road 115. After 1.5 miles turn left onto the Modoc NWR main entrance road. Travelling north on highway 395: After passing through the town of Likely, California, continue travelling north for approximately 10 miles before turning right onto County Road 115. Follow County Road 115 for approximately 4 miles and the entrance road to Modoc NWR will be on the right. Phone 530-233-3572 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California

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Mojave National Preserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Note: There is no fuel inside the Preserve. Please fill up with gas BEFORE you enter. Park headquarters in Barstow, California is 60 miles from the Preserve, and offers maps, a bookstore and information. Our main visitor center, Kelso Depot, is located inside the Preserve, 95 miles north of Barstow, and 90 miles south of Las Vegas, at the intersection of Kelso-Cima and Kelbaker Roads. Phone (760) 252-6100 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Mojave National Preserve Official Website Mojave National Preserve Map Singing sand dunes, cinder cone volcanoes, Largest Joshua tree forest, and carpets of spring wildflowers are all found within this 1.6-million-acre park.

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Mojave River Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Near Hesperia, 15 miles east of I-15 via CA 138 and 173. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Mojave River Dam Website San Bernardino County Parks manages this project in the high desert wilderness at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains. No permanent pool, but camping and picnicking facilities are available. Access to the Pacific Crest Trail. Silverwood Lake Recreation Area is nearby.

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Mojave Trails National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. This is eastern entrance to the monument. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Mojave Trails National Monument Rockhounding in the Mojave Trails National Monument Rockhounding in the Mojave Trails National Monument Visit Mojave Trails National Monument Visit Mojave Trails National Monument Mojave Trails National Monument The Mojave Trails National Monument spans 1.6 million acres of federal lands, including more than 350,000 acres of already Congressionally-designated wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management between Barstow and Needles, California. It

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Central California coast, from the City of Marin in the north, to San Simeon in the south. Phone (831) 647-4201 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING, DIVING, SNORKELING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Map Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Twitter page Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Facebook page The waters of Monterey Bay and the adjacent Pacific Ocean off the central California coast were designated and protected in 1992 as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This vast area stretches almost 300 miles (260 nautical miles) north to south, extends an

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Mopah Peak Hiking Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 35 miles to BLM Route NS634-Mopah Trail. Turn right on NS634 and drive approx. 4 miles. An information panel for the trail is located at the wilderness boundary. A small parking area is located at the site. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The eastern portion of the Turtle Mountains is dominated by Mopah Peak. Standing 3,675 feet above sea level, the peak is the remnant of an ancient vocano, eroded to form a massive, reddish pinnacle. Mopah Peak is considered one of the most difficult climbs in the desert. The southwest approach is probably

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Movie Road, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Hwy 395 to Lone Pine. Turn west at the stoplight onto Whitney Portal Road, drive 2.5 miles to Movie Road, turn right. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The rounded contours of the Alabamas form a sharp contrast between the glacially chiseled ridges of the Sierra peaks to the west. Both geologic features were shaped by the same uplifting occurring 100 million years ago. The hills have been subject to a type of erosion known as chemical weathering. When the hills were still covered with soil, percolating water rounded the granite blocks and sculpted the interesting formations you see today.

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Muir Woods National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From San Francisco Muir Woods is located 11 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge Take Hwy 101 North Then the Mill Valley/Highway 1/ Stinson Beach Exit Follow the signs to Hwy 1 Follow the signs to Muir Woods From the East Bay Take Hwy 580/Richmond/San Rafael Bridge West Then Hwy 101 South Take the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley Exit Follow the signs to Highway 1 Follow the signs to Muir Woods Vehicles over 35 feet long are prohibited. There are no RV parking facilities. Phone (415) 561-2850 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Muir Woods National Monument Official Website Muir Woods National Monument Map Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in

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New Hogan Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Stockton take CA 26 for 30 miles to Valley Springs. A mile before reaching town make a right hand turn onto Hogan Dam Road and follow for one and a half miles to the park entrance. Phone (209) 772-1343 Activities BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds ACORN CAMPGROUND COYOTE POINT OAK KNOLL CAMPGROUND OBSERVATION POINT PICNIC SHELTER (CA) DEER FLAT BOAT IN CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas New Hogan Lake Photo Album New Hogan Lake Website Less than an hour east of Stockton near the historic gold rush towns of the California Mother Lode. This scenic setting in the Sierra Nevada foothills boasts

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New Melones Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sacramento, drive 46 miles south on I-5 to Stockton. At Stockton, east on California Highway 4 for 56 miles to Angels Camp. The Park headquarters is 8 miles south of Angels Camp along Highway 49. Phone 209-536-9094 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds TUTTLETOWN RECREATION AREA GLORY HOLE RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas New Melones Lake New Melones Lake Map New Melones Dam and Reservoir are part of the Central Valley Project – New Melones Unit operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Located 60 miles upstream on the Stanislaus River from the confluence of the San Joaquin River. The reservoir has a

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Newberry Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-252-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Overview Rugged and volcanic in origin, the Newberry Mountains rise with relative gentleness toward rather broad and flat tops with elevations ranging from 2,200 feet in the north to 5,100 feet in the south. Deep, mazelike canyons slice through the mountains in all directions. The old Azucar Mine lies just outside the western border, and evidence of past mining activity lies scattershot throughout the area. When the rains cooperate, the western side of the Wilderness erupts into spring wildflower displays. You won’t find much in the way of water or trails in the area. You may see a few desert bighorn sheep passing through, or a falcon

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Nimbus Fish Hatchery, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The hatchery is located on the west side of Hazel Avenue off Gold Country Blvd. Located between Sacramento and Folsom, north of Highway 50, off Sunrise Blvd. Phone 916-358-2884 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Nimbus Fish Hatchery Website Nimbus Dam, on the American River 7 miles below Folsom Dam formed Lake Natoma to reregulate the releases for power made through Folsom Powerplant. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery was built on the left bank below the dam to compensate for the spawning areas of salmon and steelhead that were inundated by construction of Nimbus Dam. Nimbus Dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project – American River Division – Folsom and Sly

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Nopah Range Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-252-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Nopah Range Wilderness now contains a total of 106,620 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Nopah Range Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness” as called for by Congress in

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North Cow Mountain, California Camping & Hiking

Directions In Ukiah, take State Highway 101 south to the Talmage exit. Go east on Talmage Road about 1.5 miles. Turn right at East Side Road. Travel less than 0.5 mile to Mill Creek Road, which is on the left. Continue on Mill Creek Road 3 miles to turnoff for the North Cow Mountain Area. Phone 707-468-4000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, RECREATIONAL SHOOTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Overview The North Cow Mountain Recreation Area is located within the Mayacamas Mountains, east of the city of Ukiah and west of the city of Lakeport, in Northwestern California. The recreation management area consists of approximately 26,000 acres of public land that is managed for non-motorized use. The recreation area

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North Fork American River, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Getting there: Take the Alta exit off I-80 East, thirty miles northeast of Auburn. Turn south on Casa Loma Road to the trailhead. Put-in is a two (2) mile walk from the trailhead. To take-out, take the Canyon Way exit off I-80 at Colfax to the Colfax-Iowa Hill Road. Phone 916-941-3101 Activities FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Stevens Trail Trailhead Euchre Bar Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas North Fork American River Flickr Album North Fork American River North Fork American River – National Conservation Lands Special Designation The North Fork American River lies within a deeply incised canyon with the river itself being 2,000 feet to 2,400 feet below the canyon rim. This segment

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North Mesquite Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 45 miles to NV State Route 164 (Searchlight, NV). Turn left on SR 164 and drive approx. 20 miles to the CA/NV state line. The road turns into Nipton Road. Drive on Nipton Road approx. 15 miles to I-15. Take I-15 west approx. 15 miles to Cima Road. Turn right at the Cime Road exit and take Excelsior Mine/Kingston Road north approx. 12 miles. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The North

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O’Neill Forebay, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The site is located about 10 miles west of Los Banos, California on CA Highway 152. Phone 209-826-1198 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas O’Neill Forebay O’Neill Dam and Forebay are joint Federal-State facilities located on San Luis Creek 2.5 miles downstream from San Luis Dam. O’Neill Forebay Dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project – San Joaquin Division – San Luis Unit. The reservoir has a surface area of 2,250 acres and 14 miles of shoreline. The Park includes boating, camping, picnic facilities, fishing, hiking, and serves as a major family destination for many in the west central valley. Currently an expansion of

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Old Woman Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Old Woman Mountains Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California approximately 35 miles west of Needles, California. The northern boundary of the wilderness is approximately 9 miles south of historic Route 66. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Old Woman Mountains Wilderness Map The Old Woman Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 163,616 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Old Woman Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National

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Orocopia Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Riverside County; 20 miles southeast of Indio, California. Interstate 10 provides access to the wilderness from the north, State Highway 195 (Box Canyon Road) from the west and the Chiriaco Summit exit south along the Red Canyon four-wheel drive trail. The Bradshaw Trail provides access from the south. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Orocopia Mountains Wilderness Orocopia Mountains Wilderness Map The western boundary of the Orocopia Mountains Wilderness is contiguous with the Mecca Hills Wilderness with the exception of the Meccacopia Jeep Trail, which bisects the two wilderness areas. The forces of nature have produced a striking landscape here where open valleys, ridges and highly

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Otay Mountain Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 5.4 miles NW of Dulzura on State Highway 94 (Otay Lakes Road). Access is on Otay Truck Trail which traverses the mountain east to west, and the Minnewawa Trail, connecting Otay Lakes Road on the north with the Otay Truck Trail. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Otay Mountain Wilderness Otay Mountain Wilderness Map The Otay Mountain Wilderness has a total of 16,885 acres and is managed by the BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. In 1999 the Otay Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude.

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Owens Peak Wilderness (Short Canyon), California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness from the south via Canebrake Road, off State Highway 178; from the east via U.S. Highway 395 north of Inyokern and along four-wheel drive- recommended routes into Indian Wells Canyon, Short Canyon, Sand Canyon, and No Name Canyon; and from the north via U.S. Highway 395 north Inyokern along Ninemile Canyon Road. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The majority of this wilderness is comprised of the rugged eastern face of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Owens Peak, the high point of the southern Sierra Nevada’s, rises more than 8,400 feet. The mountainous terrain has deep, winding, open and expansive canyons, many which contain springs

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Pacific Crest- Owens Peak Segment, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Owens Peak Segment of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail is best accessed at the Walker Pass Trailhead and Campground. Follow highway CA-178 approximately 9 miles west from the junction of CA-14 or 35 miles east of the town of Lake Isabella. Walker Pass Campground is just west of Walker Pass. From the campground, follow the PCNST northbound into Owens Peak Wilderness. This segment can be also accessed via Canebrake Road 0.2 miles south of Chimney Creek Campground. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Pacific Crest – Owens Peak Segment The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCNST or PCT for short) is a continuous hiking and equestrian

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Pahrump Valley Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness via the Excelsior Mine Road from Interstate 15, or the Old Spanish Trail Highway. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Pahrump Valley Wilderness Map Pahrump Valley Wilderness Overview The Pahrump Valley in the north, the Mesquite Valley in the southeast, and the California Valley in the west join forces in this desolate, seldom-visited Wilderness. Alluvial slopes in all three valleys ascend gradually southward into the northern Kingston Range, which also lies within the Wilderness. In the mountains, you’ll find a rugged piece of earth with many canyons, winding washes, and bajadas. Elevations range from 2,720 feet on a valley

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Painted Rock Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Painted Rock Dam Website NULL

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Painted Rock, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Once on Carrizo Plain National Monument, continue on Soda Lake Road until you arrive at sign for Goodwin Education Center, turn at sign and contine for 1/2 mile to the education center. Entrance for Painted Rock Road is behind the education center, you must have a reservation from www.recreation.gov to visit Painted Rock. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Painted Rock The sandstone formation at Painted Rock has long drawn the attention of Carrizo Plain National Monument visitors. About 3,000 – 4,000 years ago, Native Americans began to paint their sacred images with the alcove of the rock. Not surpisingly, the power of this place continues to enthrall, and it still receives

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Palen/McCoy Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Palen/McCoy Wilderness now contains a total of 259,009 acres and is managed by the BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Palen/McCoy Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness” as

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Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Palm Springs, take Highway 111 east to Palm Desert, then Highway 74 west climbing into the Santa Rosa Mountain. At Mountain Center, take Highway 243 north to Banning and Interstate 10. Phone 760-833-7100 (Field Office) or 760-862-9984 (Visitor Center) Activities AUTO TOURING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Palms to Pines Scenic Byway This scenic driving tour climbs from the desert through the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains, before descending again to the desert. The route passes through a series of areas preserved for animal habitat, ranging from desert oasis to snow-capped mountains, and parts of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument and San Bernardino National Forest. Drivers can

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Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions 18 miles southwest of Blythe, CA. Turn right onto CA-78 W/32nd Ave/Ben Hulse Hwy Continue to follow CA-78 W/Ben Hulse Hwy Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness Map The Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 30,562 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding

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Pat Keyes Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 395 take Manzanar Reward Road East travel approximately 5 miles to base of mountains. Turn North on dirt road for .5 miles to trailhead. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Pat Keyes Trail is a difficult hiking trail starting from the Owens Valley floor into the Inyo Mountains Wilderness.

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Picacho Peak Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness from Ogilby Road (S-24), which runs north-south between Interstate 8 and State Highway 78. Indian Pass Road runs east from Ogilby Road to Picacho Recreation Area boundary. The wilderness lies along the south side of Gavilan Wash. The south boundary of the wilderness parallels Hyduke Road, which is accessible from either Ogilby Road or Picacho State Park Road. Phone (760) 337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Picacho Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 8,858 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Picacho Peak Wilderness became part of the

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Pilot Knob Long Term Visitor Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions I-8 (West from Yuma, AZ/East from El Centro,CA) to Sidewinder Rd.(Exit 164.) South on Sidewider Rd. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel The area in and around Pilot Knob is rich in both human and natural history. At one time, Patton’s troops trained here in preparation for desert fighting in World War II. A State of California Historic Marker lies on the site of Patton’s camp. The marker is located just north of Interstate 8 on Sidewinder Road. The Fort Yuma Indian Reservation borders public lands near Pilot Knob. Every year, thousands of visitors come and enjoy the natural beauty and

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Pine Flat Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions 35 miles east of Fresno. Take Belmont east, Belmont becomes Trimmer Springs Road. Lake is approx. 3 miles past the town of Piedra on Trimmer Springs Road. To get to the Park Headquarters and the Pine Flat Dam turn right on Pine Flat Road from Trimmer Springs Road in Piedra. Phone (559) 787-2589 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds TRIMMER CAMPGROUND ISLAND PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Pine Flat Lake Photo Album Pine Flat Lake Marina At Lakeview Pine Flat Lake Marina At Deer Creek Pine Flat Lake Website Less than an hour east of Fresno in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests.

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Pine Hill Preserve Area of Critical Environmental Concern, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The BLM parcels that compose the Pine Hill Preserve are open to the public year round for passive recreation activities. Access is limited to foot traffic only and there is no designated parking for most of the Preserve sites, except for the Salmon Falls and Kanaka Valley sites. From Sacramento take Hwy 50 east to the Bass Lake Rd. exit (Exit 32) and turn left (north). Continue onto Bass Lake/Marbe Valley Rd. for about 4 miles, turn left (west) onto Green Valley Rd. and travel 1.4 miles. Take a right on Deer Valley Road for 2.2 miles, then a slight left (North) on Kanaka Valley Rd., continue for about 1.6 miles until you encounter a sharp right turn and two green gates on the left side of the road. At this point you have reached the trail access; park near the gates following indications on the signs. Phone 916-941-3101

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Pinnacles National Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Pinnacles National Park is accessible through highway 101 for the West entrance, and highway 25 for the East entrance. From highway 101 you must pass through the City of Soledad to find highway 146 which will lead to West side of Pinnacles. To enter East Pinnacles you must find highway 25 through the City of Hollister coming from the North, and King City through Bitter Water Road (G-13) when coming from the South. Phone (831) 389-4486 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds PINNACLES CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Pinnacles National Park Official Website Pinnacles National Park Map Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National

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Piper Mountain Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness via State Highway 168, approximately 20 miles north and east from Big Pine or via Big Pine-Death Valley Road, approximately 18 miles east and south of Big Pine. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Piper Mountain Wilderness Map Piper Mountain Wilderness null Portions of the Inyo, Sylvania, and Piper Mountains, for which this wilderness takes its name, can be found within this area of the California Desert. Alluvial fans cover large portions of the eastern side of the wilderness, with plains and hills also part of the landscape, providing habitat for Desert bighorn sheep habitat. Sagebrush and juniper-pinyon woodland are the common vegetation,

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Piute Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 25 miles to the Mountain Springs Road exit. Exit south and take National Trails Highway west approx. 5 miles to BLM Route NS050 – Piute Crossing. Turn left on Piute Crossing. The wilderness area will be on both sides of the roadway. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Piute Mountains Wilderness Piute Mountains Wilderness Map Piute Mountains Wilderness This wilderness area mainly consists of the Piute Mountains with elevations ranging from 2,000 to 4,132 feet. Vegetation consists of creosote bush scrub, which gradually changes into a mixed desert scrub at higher elevations. The dry washes are characterized by catclaw

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Plumas National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, BOATING, HIKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds LAKES BASIN FRENCHMAN HALLSTED HUTCHINS BIG COVE CHILCOOT COTTONWOOD (CA) SPRING CREEK GRASSHOPPER FLAT GRIZZLY LONE ROCK (CA) LONG POINT (CA) BOULDER CREEK (CA) BLACK MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT HORSE CAMPGROUND SPANISH CREEK CAMPGROUND WHITEHORSE CAMPGROUND CROCKER GUARD STATION Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Horse Camp Mount. Ararat Sly Creek Recreation Area Bucks Lake Wilderness Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Plumas National Forest Backcountry Discovery Trail The view from the top of Little Volcano, elevation 5801 feet. The Plumas Backcountry Discovery Trail (BDT) invites exploration of the remote areas of the Plumas National Forest. You can expect rough road conditions on gravel and dirt roads and a slow pace of travel, maybe only 30-50 miles a day. Be prepared

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Point Arena-Stornetta Unit, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From San Francisco Follow US-101 to W Railroad Ave in Sonoma County. Take exit 479 from US-101(42.9 mi). Take Roblar Rd and Valley Ford Rd to CA-1 N (14.1 mi). Valley Ford Rd turns slightly left and becomes CA-1 N (70.1 mi). Turn left onto Light House Rd. Phone 707-468-4000 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas California Coastal National Monument California Coastal National Monument California Coastal National Monument California Coastal National Monument Point Arena-Stornetta Unit Flickr Album Situated along the rugged Mendocino County coastline adjacent to the town of Point Arena, the Point Arena-Stornetta unit offers spectacular views of coastal bluffs, sea arches, the estuary of the Garcia

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Point Reyes National Seashore, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Point Reyes is located along the west coast of California approximately 30 miles (50 km) north of San Francisco. Travelers may approach the park from the winding scenic Highway 1, either from the north or the south. Visitors can also reach the park via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard or the Point Reyes/Petaluma Road. Phone (415) 464-5100 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Point Reyes National Seashore Campground Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Point Reyes National Seashore Official Website Point Reyes National Seashore Map From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and

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Point Sal, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The site is located 5 miles west of Guadalupe, California. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Point Sal is a 77-acre promontory on the coast of northern Santa Barbara County near the north end of Vandenberg Air Force Base. It is a fragile area, with sandy soil and a unique blend of wildlife. Sea lions, mussels, and deer can be found just yards from one another. Threatened or endangered species such as the peregrine falcon, California brown pelican, California least tern, southern sea otter, and California gray whale are regulars at Point Sal. The area is also a unique meeting point and transition zone for tidepool life and plant life common to

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Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is on an active military base, so it is only accessible by reservation. The shuttle picks up visitors with reservations at the John Muir National Historic Site. Please know that all visitors for the memorial must have a reservation. Please visit our website for information on how to obtain reservations. Phone (925) 228-8860 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Official Website Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Map On the evening of July 17, 1944, residents in the San Francisco east bay area were jolted awake by a massive explosion that cracked windows and lit up the night sky. At Port Chicago Naval Magazine, 320

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Prado Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located in the Chino-Corona area near the intersection of CA 71 Expressway, SR-83 and the 91 Freeway. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Prado Dam Website This San Bernardino County Parks managed area is an oasis within one of the fastest growing areas of Southern California. Riverside County and the City of Corona also provide recreation facilities. The Prado Basin is home to the Olympic Shooting Facilities and Corona Airport (for small aircraft).

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Presidio of San Francisco, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Presidio lies at the north end of San Francisco at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. It can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and taking the first exit from Highways 1 and 101; from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1 and exiting just before the bridge. Phone (415) 561-4323 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Presidio of San Francisco Official Website Presidio of San Francisco Map For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to World Fairs and

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Bishop, take U.S. Highway 6 north for 1.4 miles. Turn left on Five Bridges Road and proceed 2.4 miles to Fish Slough Road. Turn right onto Fish Slough road and continue for 15.7 miles until you reach the Red Canyon Petroglyphs on the left side of the road. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Volcanic Tableland offers exceptional bouldering opportunities, because of its unique geologic features formed by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of the Long Valley Caldera 750,000 y.a. which left a highly dissected landscape of Bishop Tuff. Through time, this once barren tableau has evolved to support a unique and fragile environment

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Red Hills Recreation Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Sonora, take State Highway 49 south 15-miles to Chinese Camp, then drive south on Red Hills Road for 1/2 mile. Phone 916-941-3101 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Red Hills ACEC Flicker Album Red Hills Recreation Management Area The Red Hills is a region of 7,100 acres of public land located near the intersection of State Highways 49 and 120, just south of the historic town of Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County. The Red Hills are noticeably different from the surrounding countryside. The serpentine-based soils in the area support a unique assemblage of plant species. Included among the thorny buckbrush and foothill

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Redwood National and State Parks, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Redwood National and State Parks is located in northernmost coastal California – almost on the Oregon border. The parks are about 60-miles long, with four visitor centers from north to south. We are a six to seven-hour drive (325 miles) north of San Francisco, a six-hour drive (330 miles) south of Portland, OR and a four-hour drive (170 miles) west of Redding, CA. Phone (707) 464-6101 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Redwood National and State Parks Official Website Redwood National and State Parks Map Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect

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Resting Spring Range Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access this wilderness area from State Highways 127 or 178. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.Pet are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times.Horses are permitted, however you may be required to carry feed.

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Rice Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Susanville, take CA-36 E/Main Street toward Reno, Nevada. Turn left onto County Highway A27/Johnsonville Road. Veer left onto County Highway A27/Center Road. Make a left onto Rice Canyon Road, and follow for 0.8 miles to the Rice Canyon open OHV area. Phone (530) 257-0456 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Photos of the Rice Canyon OHV Area BLM Recreation Sites More Photos on Flickr Rice Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area Rice Canyon Off-Highway Vehicle Area Map & Guide The Rice Canyon off-highway vehicle (OHV) open area lies within the Antelope/Shaffer/Bald Mountain Special Recreation Area (SRMA). The open area is about 8 miles east of Susanville,

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Rice Valley Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions State Highway 62 provides access to the wilderness from the north and Interstate 10 via the Midland Road, from the south. The wilderness boundaries are accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles only. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Rice Valley Wilderness has a total of 41,776 acres and is managed by the BLM’s Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office. In 1994 the Rice Valley Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. The broad, flat plains of Rice Valley and the northwestern tip of the steep and rugged Big Maria Mountains lie within the borders of this wilderness. A system of small dunes rising 30 to 40 feet

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Rocks and Islands Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 707-825-2300 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Rocks and Islands Wilderness Map Rocks and Islands Wildernesd Rocks and Islands Wilderness The Rocks and Islands Wilderness now contains a total of 19 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 2006 the Rocks and Islands Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations

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Rodman Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Google Map: https://bit.ly/2M4nanP. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Overview Colorful escarpments, white mountains splotched with red and black, a maze of canyons, and majestic bajadas come together in Rodman Mountains Wilderness. From northwest to southeast across the middle of the area, a large lava flow forms a long mesa that slices the terrain in two. More than a half-dozen natural tanks lie within the lava. Two of the tanks, named Hidden and Deep, contain thousands of gallons of water. Canyons with nearly vertical walls form deep drainage channels that cascade with water during desert storms. Faults created the valleys and ridges

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds HART-TISH PARK at APPLEGATE LAKE CHINQUAPIN GROUP CAMPGROUND SQUAW LAKES WILLOW PRAIRIE HORSECAMP BOLAN MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT BALD KNOB LOOKOUT WILLOW PRAIRIE CABIN LAKE OF THE WOODS LOOKOUT SNOW CAMP LOOKOUT PACKERS CABIN QUAIL PRAIRIE LOOKOUT ONION MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT IMNAHA GUARD STATION LUDLUM HOUSE MCKEE BRIDGE COMMUNITY KITCHEN BEAVER SULPHUR BIG ELK GUARD STATION LODGEPOLE GUARD STATION JIM CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND SQUAW PEAK LOOKOUT FLUMET FLAT GROUP CAMPGROUND NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND (OR) WHISKEY SPRINGS CAMPGROUND FOURBIT FORD CAMPGROUND JACKSON CAMPGROUND ON THE APPLEGATE RIVER Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Seattle Bar Day Use Related

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Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Please visit the “Directions and Transportation” link on the main website at http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm Phone (510) 232-5050 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park Official Website Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park Map Explore and honor the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians on the World War II home front. Find out how they lived, worked and got along. Many faces, many stories, many truths weave a complex tapestry of myths and realities from this time of opportunity and loss.

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S F Bay Model Regional Visitor Center, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Golden Gate Bridge, north 3 miles on US 101 to Sausalito/Marin City exit, then Bridgeway to Harbor Drive, turn left, then right onto Marinship Way and follow signs to the Visitor Center. Phone (415) 332-3871 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas S F Bay Model Regional Visitor Center Photo Album S F Bay Model Regional Visitor Center Website The Bay Model was built in 1957 as a research tool to test the impact of proposed changes to San Francisco Bay and its related waterways. The model has been used to study the effects of chemical/oil spills, altering of shipping channels, levee failures, and

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Sacatar Trail Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-384-5400 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sacatar Trail Wilderness Map Sacatar Trail Wilderness Sacatar Trail Wilderness The Sacatar Trail Wilderness now contains a total of 50,440 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Sacatar Trail Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring

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Sacatar Trail Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions For access to the Bakersfield Field Office portions of this Wilderness, turn west onto 9 Mile Canyon Road from highway 395 approximately 15 miles north of Indian Wells. Follow 9 mile Canyon Road approximately 11 miles to the BLM Chimney Peak Fire Station. Sacatar Trail Wilderness encompasses most of the public lands to the east of 9 Mile Canyon Road/ Kennedy Meadow Road. There are no trailheads for this section of the Wilderness. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sacatar Trail Wilderness, like Owens Peak Wilderness, includes the rugged, eastern face of the Sierra Nevada. Topography ranges from valleys, canyons, and alluvial fans to steep hills that

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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 5 at Williams, continue north on the Interstate for approximately 20 miles; exit at Road 68. At the Road 68 and Highway 99W interchange, turn north and travel approximately 1.6 miles to the Refuge entrance. For southbound travelers, exit Interstate 5 at County Road 57. Turn east over the overpass to Highway 99W. Drive approximately 4.5 miles south to the Refuge entrance. Phone 530-934-2801 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is the headquarters for the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is one of six refuges located in the Sacramento Valley of north-central California. The refuge is approximately 90 miles

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Sacramento River Bend Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From I-5, just north of Red Bluff, CA, take the Jelly’s Ferry exit and head east. Turn right on Bend Ferry Road and follow the road to the recreation sites and trailheads. Phone 530-224-2100 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sacramento River Bend Overview The Sacramento River Bend Area is a valuable historic and natural resource that presents many recreational and educational opportunities. From the lush riparian areas surrounding the Sacramento River and it’s tributaries to the expanse of the rolling hills of blue oak savanah, the Sacramento River Bend Area offers diverse habitat for bald eagles, osprey, migratory and song birds, deer, and salmon. The area also offers numerous recreation

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Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Highway 99E in Gridley, travel north approximately 9 miles. Turn west on Highway 162, and travel approximately 12 miles to Road Z. Turn north and travel approximately 11 miles to the Sacramento River Refuge entrance. From Chico, take Dayton Road south approximately 5 miles, turn west onto Ord Ferry Road. Continue west approximately 3 miles; turn south onto Seven-mile Lane. Travel 2 miles to the Unit entrance. Phone 530-934-2801 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sacramento River Refuge is located along the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Valley of California. Landscape is very flat, bordered by the Sierra and Coast ranges, with intensive agriculture (rice, with walnut, almond, and prune orchards along the

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Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Monterey, California, go north on U.S. Highway 1 approximately 11 miles, to the Del Monte exit. Go left on Del Monte which becomes a dirt road. The dirt road ends in the refuge parking lot. From Castroville, California: go south on U.S. Highway 1 approximately 3 miles to the Del Monte exit. Go right on Del Monte which becomes a dirt road. The dirt road ends in the refuge parking lot. Phone 510-792-0222 Activities HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Salinas River Refuge is located approximately 11 miles north of Monterey at the point where Salinas River empties into Monterey Bay. The refuge encompasses several habitat types including sand dunes, pickleweed salt marsh, river lagoon,

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Salmon Pass Trailhead, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Salmon Pass Trail is located in the southern part of the Headwaters Forest Reserve, and is accessible only through BLM led guided hikes. This trail is located near the city of Fortuna. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Salmon Pass Trailhead The Salmon Pass Trail (south end) is accessible for guided hikes only. Guided hikes can be scheduled between May 15 and November 15 (weather permitting) by requesting a tour online http://discovertheredwoods.com/headwaters-hike or by contacting the BLM Arcata Field Office at 707-825-2300. The first mile passes through a young to mid-aged forest with views of restored watershed areas. The next 2 miles ascend through the old-growth redwood forest with a view

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Samoa Dunes, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions: From U.S. Hwy 101 at Eureka, take Hwy 255 across the Samoa Bridge. Turn south (left) onto New Navy Base Road. Drive about four miles to parking area. From Arcata, take Samoa Blvd. west then south until it intersects with the Samoa Bridge, then follow above directions. Phone 707-825-2300 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, OFF ROAD VEHICLE TRAILS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Samoa Dunes Recreation Area Welcome to the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area. As a visitor to this 300 acre park you may take advantage of a wide variety of recreational activities, including hiking, surfing, fishing, sightseeing, beachcombing, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, picnicking, and birdwatching (you can view and print a long checklist of birds seen

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San Bernardino National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Big Pine Equestrian Group Campground BLUFF MESA GROUP CAMP BOULDER GROUP CAMP BUTTERCUP GROUP CAMP DEER GROUP CAMP FERN BASIN GRAYS PEAK GROUP CAMP IRONWOOD GROUP CAMP JUNIPER SPRINGS GROUP CAMP MARION MOUNTAIN TANGLEWOOD GROUP CAMP SAN GORGONIO BLACK MOUNTAIN (SAN BERNARDINO) BOULDER BASIN COON CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND DOGWOOD GREEN VALLEY HANNA FLAT SERRANO PINEKNOT HEART BAR CAMPGROUND NORTH SHORE (CA) GREEN SPOT EQUESTRIAN GROUP CAMP CRAB FLATS SHADY COVE GROUP CAMPGROUND FISHERMANS GROUP RIBBONWOOD EQUESTRIAN CG Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Joe Elliot Yellow Post Sites Tramway to San Jacinto Peak Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook Bautista Creek –

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San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate 5, take the E Street exit. The nature center parking lot is located at the western terminus of E Street. A shuttle bus takes visitors to the nature center. Phone 619-476-9150 ext. 106 Activities HIKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Living Coast Discovery Center San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge is an urban refuge located on San Diego Bay in southern California. The refuge, comprising 316 acres of salt marsh and coastal uplands surrounded by urban development, is a critically important area for wildlife because over 90 percent of the historic wetlands of San Diego Bay have been filled in, drained, or diked. This refuge is free to

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San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The San Francisco Bay Reserve comprises two components Rush Ranch and China Camp State Park. Phone 415-338-3703 Activities PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve comprises two components located along the salinity gradient of the San Francisco Bay. The reserve’s 3,710 acres are located at China Camp State Park in San Rafael and Rush Ranch in Suisun City, 30 miles north and 50 miles northeast of San Francisco, respectively. A primary focus of the reserve is to support tidal marsh restoration through research, monitoring and education. These sites serve as valuable reference sites in the

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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is located within the city limits of San Francisco, in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, on the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Phone (415) 561-7000 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Aquatic Park Cove San Francisco Maritime NHP Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Official Website San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Map Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers visitors the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. The Park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, a Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District.

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San Gorgonio Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; 2 miles north of Morongo Valley and approximately 10 miles northwest of Palm Springs, California. Interstate 10 provides access from the south, and State Highway 62 provides access in the Morongo Valley area. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas San Gorgonio Wilderness Map San Gorgonio Wilderness San Gorgonio Wilderness This wilderness is part of the eastern slope of the San Bernardino Mountains with topography rapidly changing from low, rolling foothills and canyons to steep, rugged mountains. Elevations range from 2,300 to 5,500 feet. Because of this elevation gradient, the wilderness reflects a unique transition between desert, coastal and mountain environments, including

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San Joaquin River Gorge Visitor Center, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The San Joaquin River Gorge is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry. The visitor center is located at 40060 Smalley Road, Auberry, California. Google Maps accurately locates the visitor center at it’s actual location. From Fresno, take CA-168 north. One mile after the town of Prather, turn left onto Auberry Road. Follow Auberry Road 2.9 miles through the town of Auberry and turn left at the Y onto Powerhouse Road. After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Smalley Road and follow it to the visitor center. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas San Joaquin River Gorge Visitor Center Come

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San Joaquin River Gorge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The San Joaquin River Gorge Recreation Area is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry. The visitor center is located at 40060 Smalley Road, Auberry, California. Google Maps accurately locates the visitor center at it’s actual location. From Fresno, take CA-168 north. One mile after the town of Prather, turn left onto Auberry Road. Follow Auberry Road 2.9 miles through the town of Auberry and turn left at the Y onto Powerhouse Road. After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Smalley Road and follow it into the recreation area. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California

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San Justo Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Nearest main highway, California 156. Nearest community, Hollister. Phone 408-637-8218 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas San Benito County Website San Justo Dam and Reservoir are features of the San Felipe Project. The reservoir is approximately 3 miles southwest of Hollister, California . Facilities open for use Wednesday through Sunday. Operation hours: sunrise to sunset. Good access roads. The park offers recreation to anglers, boaters, windsurfers, picnickers, and mountain bikers. Boat size restricted to 16 feet. Gas engines prohibited. Ideal for small sailboats and windsurfers in the beginning to intermediate range. Experienced surfers can enjoy a more relaxed sail. The California Department of Fish and Game regularly stocks the lake with trout.

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San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions San Luis Refuge is approximately 10 miles north of Los Banos, California. From Highway 152 in Los Banos, take Highway 165 (Mercey Springs Road) north 8 miles, then northeast 2 miles on Wolfsen Road to the refuge. The Kesterson Unit’s public access point can be reached by driving 4 miles east of Gustine on Highway 140. Phone 209-826-3508 Activities AUTO TOURING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The San Luis Refuge in the San Joaquin Valley of central California is one of the last remnants of the historically bountiful wintering grounds for migratory waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway. Located in the Bear Creek, Salt Slough, and San Joaquin River floodplain, it hosts a

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San Luis Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Nearest main highway I-5, nearest community, Los Banos. Phone 209-826-1197 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas State Parks Web Site Recreation area lakes include O’Neill Forebay, San Luis Reservoir, and Los Banos Creek Reservoir. All are part of the California Water Project and operated jointly by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the California Department of Water Resources, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Office hours; 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed holidays. Facilities open 7 days a week. Good access roads. Camping, boating, picnicking, and swimming. Regular strong winds make O’Neill Forebay and San Luis Reservoir an excellent location for

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San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Visitors should call for current directions to the refuge office. It is located 1/2 mile east of intersection of Lakeville Hwy on Hwy 37. The entrance to Lower Tubbs Island is located adjacent to Highway 37, approximately э mile east of the Highway 121/37 intersection in Sonoma County. Phone 707-769-4200 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge lies along the north shore of San Pablo Bay in Sonoma, Solano, and Napa Counties in northern California. The refuge includes open bay/tidal marsh, mud flats, and seasonal and managed wetland habitats. The Napa-Sonoma marshes in San Pablo Bay have been greatly impacted by human activities such as

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Sand to Snow National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The sandy part of Sand to Snow is accessible at the Whitewater Canyon Preserve area within the monument – the turnoff for Whitewater Canyon is five miles west of Palm Springs on Interstate 10. Take Whitewater Canyon Road five miles north to the trailhead. To visit the snowy parts go to Forest Falls and a short hike on the Vivian Creek Trail. To reach the trailhead, continue west on I-10; take the exit to Yucaipa and follow State Highway 38 north, then east to Forest Falls. Phone 760-833-7100 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Encompassing 154,000 acres, including just over 100,000 acres of already congressionally-designated Wilderness,

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Santa Fe Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located at the junction of I-210 and I-605 in the City of Irwindale. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Santa Fe Dam Website Santa Fe Dam Photo Album Facilities at Santa Fe are operated by Los Angeles County Parks. Swimming, fishing, non-power boating, hiking and picnicking are available. Of interest are the five distinct biological communities within the area. They represent the last vestige of a complex plant life system that was important to the Indians and early settlers.

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Santa Monica Mountains National, California Camping & Hiking

Directions There are multiple trailheads around the park, so there is not one main entrance. You can begin your visit at the visitor center, located off Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The Santa Monica Mountains are traversed by the 405 Freeway on the east side; crowned by the 101 Freeway on the north and west side; and Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), on the southern ocean border. Phone (805) 370-2301 Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds CIRCLE X RANCH GROUP CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Official Website Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Map Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to

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Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Santa Rosa Mountains Visitor Center located off State Highway 74 south of Palm Desert was dedicated in 1996 and open to the public. The Visitor Center address is 51-500 Hwy 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260 and is 4 miles south of the intersection of Highway 74 and Highway 111 in Palm Desert. Phone 760-862-9984 (Visitor Center) or 760-833-7100 (Field Office) Activities AUTO TOURING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Santa Rosa San Jacinto Mountains National Monument 15th Anniversary Visit Us – Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains provide

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Santa Rosa Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Riverside County; 7 miles south of Palm Springs, California. State Highway 74 provides access to the Santa Rosa Mountains from the north; State Highway 86 and surface streets provide access from the east. Phone 760-833-7100 (Field Office) or 760-862-9984 (Visitor Center) Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Official website for the Santa Rosa Wilderness Santa Rosa Wilderness Map Santa Rosa Wilderness The terrain within the Santa Rosa Mountains Wilderness is rugged with elevations rising dramatically from just above sea level to 7,000 feet. Laced with deep washes and shallow drainages, the area supports a variety of riparian streams which flow year-round. Here, desert and

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Saucito Ranch, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Once on Carrizo Plain National Monument, continue on Soda Lake Road until you arrive at sign for Goodwin Education Center, turn at sign and contine for 1/2 mile to the education center. If you continue on road you will come to a locked gate. Road leads to Saucito Ranch, however vehicles are only allowed during guided tours. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Saucito Ranch The El Saucito Ranch house is the oldest standing house in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, dating back to circa 1878. This is the only ranch house in the monument to have been occupied from the pioneer period to modern day. Although

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Savahia Peak Rock Collecting Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 35 miles to BLM Route NS660-Pyramid Peak Road. Turn left on NS660 and drive approx. 2 miles. The rock collecting area will be on both sides of the route. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Savahia Peak Rock Collecting Area The large wash north of U.S. Highway 62 just 2 miles east of Vidal Junction is an excellent site for collecting chalcedony, which can be found from Highway 95 extending east approximately 1 mile. The best method of working a site is to park safely off the pavement and walk east through the wash. The bright white

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Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions 35 miles south of Borrego Springs, CA. Although State Route 2 winds along the northern side of the wilderness, there is no legal access due to private lands along the boundary. The only access is from the Pepperwood Height Trail at the end of the McCain Valley. To reach this trailhead, exit Interstate 8 at the Manzanita Boulevard exit, follow State Route 94 east to McCain Valley, and follow this road 13 miles to Cottonwood Campground. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 33,610 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in

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Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Directions Seal Beach Refuge is located south of Long Beach City on the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties. From the 405 Freeway, take the Seal Beach Boulevard exit and head west. Continue for approximately 0.5 miles on Seal Beach Boulevard to the entrance of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station (800 Seal Beach Boulevard). Phone 562-598-1024 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is located in southern coastal California and is 30 miles south of Los Angeles. It encompasses 911 acres of remnant saltwater marsh in the Anaheim Bay estuary and serves as a significant stopover and

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Sepulveda Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Northwest of US 101 and I-405 at Burbank and Woodley. Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities BIKING, BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sepulveda Dam Website The Sepulveda Dam’s recreation facilities are managed by the City of Los Angeles Parks. The site has no permanent pool, but the sports facilities, including golf and tennis, draw many to this urban project in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Two highways enter the parks. Hwy 180 from Fresno leads east to Kings Canyon National Park, then continues 30 miles east to Cedar Grove. Hwy 198 from Visalia leads east to Sequoia National Park via Three Rivers. Inside the parks, Highway 198 becomes the Generals Highway, which connects 198 to 180. Vehicles over 22-feet long should enter the parks via Highway 180. In winter, the Generals Highway between the parks often closes. Chains may be required on park roads. No roads cross these parks east to west. Phone (559) 565-3341 Activities AUTO TOURING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Dorst Creek Campground-Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Lodgepole Campground-Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park SUNSET CAMPGROUND (CA) CANYON VIEW GROUP SITES POTWISHA CAMPGROUND BUCKEYE FLAT CAMPGROUND Crystal Springs Campground Mid-Sized Group Sites Sentinel

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Sequoia National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Sequoia National Forest Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these Sequoia National Forest camping areas: 1. ASPEN HOLLOW GROUP >> Camping Area Aspen Hollow Group sits at an elevation of 5,300 feet within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park. The campground sits just one mile from Hume Lake, an 87-acre man-made lake in the Kings River Watershed. 2. BELKNAP >> Camping Area Belknap Campground sits by a small stream and sequoia grove at 5,000 feet elevation in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Tule River and Belknap Creek run through or near the campground. 3. Big Meadow Campground >> Camping Area Big Meadows Campground is located 75 miles east of Fresno, California, in the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument. The campground sits at an elevation of

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Shasta National Rec. Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Off I-5 north from Redding, California. Phone 530-275-1589 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association Shasta Dam and reservoir are features of the Central Valley Project – Shasta/Trinity Divisions. Recreation at the reservoir is managed by the U.S. Forest Service under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office. Created by a dam across the Sacramento River, Shasta Reservoir is the largest reservoir in California with 370 miles of shoreline. Located 12 miles north of Redding, the reservoir provides excellent year-round bank or boat fishing. Reservoir holds 16 varieties of fish, including sturgeon. Trout species include rainbow,

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Castle Lake

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, California Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds HAYWARD FLAT TANNERY FAWN STONEY GROUP SHASTA-TRINITY BUSHYTAIL NELSON POINT CAMP 4 GROUP CAMPGROUND MARY SMITH CAMPGROUND ALPINE VIEW CAMPGROUND ACKERMAN CAMPGROUND MINERSVILLE CAMPGROUND HIRZ MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT GIRARD RIDGE LOOKOUT POST CREEK GUARD STATION FOREST GLEN GUARD STATION LITTLE MT. HOFFMAN LOOKOUT RED FIR FLAT GROUP CAMPGROUND FOWLERS CAMPGROUND MARINERS POINT GROUP CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Big Bar Area Little Rock Picnic Area Dekkas Rock Day Use Area Bailey Cove Public Boat Ramp Centimudi Public Boat Ramp Hirz Bay Public Boat Ramp Jones Valley Public Boat Ramp Packers Bay Public Boat Ramp Castle Lake Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST

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Sheephole Valley Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Sheephole Valley Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California approximately 25 miles east of Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. The southern boundary runs along California Highway 62. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sheephole Valley Wilderness Sheephole Valley Wilderness Sheephole Valley Wilderness Map The Sheephole Valley Wilderness now contains a total of 187,516 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Sheephole Valley Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy

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Sierra National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities HIKING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds DINKEY CREEK SPRING COVE LUPINE JACKASS MEADOW MONO CREEK MONO HOT SPRINGS VERMILLION UPPER BILLY CREEK CG CATAVEE COLLEGE DEER CREEK KINNIKINNICK RANCHERIA MAMMOTH POOL ROCK CREEK (SIERRA NATL FORES) DORABELLE CAMPGROUND SWEETWATER FORKS CAMPGROUND TEXAS FLATS KELTY MEADOW SOQUEL CAMPGROUND LOWER BILLY CREEK CRANE VALLEY RECREATION POINT WISHON BASS LAKE CEDAR BLUFF SUMMERDALE CAMPGROUND DIRT FLAT DRY GULCH Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Woodchuck Trailhead Bear Creek Trailhead Bear Ridge Cutoff Trailhead Billy Creek Trailhead Coyote Trailhead Dutch/hidden Trailhead Florence Trailhead Mono Creek Trailhead Potter Cutoff Trailhead Potter Pass Trailhead Portal Forebay Trailhead Rattlesnake Trailhead Logan Meadow Trailhead Kings River Trailhead Tamarack Ridge Trailhead Bear Wallow Camping Area Voyager Rock Camping Area China Bar Camping Area Badger Flat

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Six Rivers National Forest Camping Areas

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Make camping reservations at the following Six Rivers National Forest camping areas: PANTHER FLAT CAMPGROUND – Panther Flat Campground sits in the vast Six Rivers National Forest in northern California. This shady, secluded campground is just steps from the Smith River, which is famous for its bright blue waters and scenic pathway through the forest. BOISE CREEK – Boise Creek Campground is nestled between Brush Mountain and Brannan Mountain in northern California’s vast Six Rivers National Forest. The camping area sits under a canopy of large Pacific madrone evergreen, Douglas fir and California bay trees, less than two miles from the small mountain town of Willow Creek, known as the Bigfoot capital of the world. Fishing, swimming and whitewater rafting are

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Six Rivers National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Six Rivers National Forest The Six Rivers National Forest offers nearly one million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. Within a six-hour drive north of the Bay Area, you can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on over 100 miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the backcountry. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of world-class fishing, as well as home to one of most barrier-free fishing locations in the nation.

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Skedaddle, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 530-257-0456 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California WSA Photos BLM California YouTube Channel BLM California YouTube Channel The Skedaddle Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located in Lassen County, California (99.5%) and in Washoe County, Nevada (0.5%). The WSA contains 62,010 acres of BLM-administered land and 1,179 acres of private land that is located in seven parcels, varying in size from 40 to 640 acres. The WSA is located on the northwestern edge of the arid Great Basin, characterized by eroded volcanic mountains and expansive desert valleys (the remains of ancient lake beds). The WSA comprises an area approximately 10 by 12 miles. The Skedaddle and Amedee Mountains

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Sly Park Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Sly Park is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills of El Dorado County at an elevation of 3,500 feet. The city of Placerville is 17 miles west of the park and Lake Tahoe is 55 miles to the east via highway 50. Phone 530.644.2545 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sly Park Reservoir Map Sly Park Reservoir Website Recreation at Sly Park Reservoir is managed by the El Dorado Irrigation District under an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Central CA Area Office. The reservoir was created by Sly Park Dam across Sly Park Creek. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project,

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Snaggeltooth Primitive RV Camp, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 17 miles to BLM Route NS267. Turn right onto NS267 and the camping area will be on both sides of the route. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Snaggeltooth Primitive RV Camp Snaggletooth Primitive Camp sits on the southwest corner of the Chemehuevi Mountains and serves as the staging area for backpackers. Due to its location just off of U.S. Highway 95, and in close proximity to the town of Needles, it is a popular spot for seasonal visitors looking for a place to stop for the night. However, due to the surrounding scenic qualities and the

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Soda Lake Boardwalk, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Once on Carrizo Plain National Monument, continue on Soda Lake Road until you arrive at sign for Soda Lake Overlook. Overlook is on one side of road, boardwalk is on the other side of the road. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Soda Lake Boardwalk A walk along the boardwalk offers solitude and beauty among the different plants. Even in summertime, the area has a special beauty with numerous white dust devils spinning across the dusty alkaline playas. The plastic boards of the boardwalk are made from recycled milk jugs and is 816 feet long.

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Soda Lake Overlook, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Once on Carrizo Plain National Monument, continue on Soda Lake Road until you arrive at sign for Soda Lake Overlook. Overlook is on one side of road, boardwalk is on the other side of the road. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Soda Lake Overlook A normally dry lake bed, covers an area of about 3,000 acres. It is the largest remaining natural alkali wetland in southern California and the only closed basin within the coastal mountains. Soda Lake concentrates salts as water is evapoarted away, leaving white deposits of sulfates and carbonates. Despite this harsh envirnoment, small plant and animal species are well adapted to this setting. In

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Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From East Interstate 10, take South Highway 111 (Niland). At the stop sign, turn right. At the stop light, turn left (Highway 111). Turn right onto Sinclair Road. Head west until you see the refuge sign. From East Interstate 8, exit onto Forrester Road. Head north. Forrester turns into Gentry Road. Continue north until you see the refuge sign. Phone 760-348-5278 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sonny Bono Salton Sea Refuge management programs maintain and improve habitat for wintering waterfowl and shorebirds. Waterfowl programs are designed to limit waterfowl depredations to adjacent croplands. The refuge provides habitat for over 375 bird species for many as a critical wintering

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Old Flume Trail Trailhead

South Fork American River, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The South Fork American River can be accessed at many points from Highway 49. Please see our South Fork American River General Map. Phone 916-941-3101 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Cronan Ranch Trailhead Dave Moore Nature Area Greenwood Creek River Access Magnolia Ranch Trailhead Old Flume Trail Trailhead Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas South Fork American River Flickr Album Official Website Cronan Ranch Flickr Album The South Fork of the American River is considered to be one of the finest recreational resources in California. The river™s rapids are relatively gentle and the countryside is rich in history. Opportunities for a wide variety

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South Fork Eel River Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The BLM’s Red Mountain unit is 75 miles south of Eureka, California and three miles northeast of Leggett, California. The Cahto Peak unit is 100 miles south of Eureka, California and 10 miles west of Laytonville, California. These two areas are bisected by U.S. Highway 101 and private lands. The Red Mountain unit is accessed by traveling U.S. Highway 101 to Piercy and then the frontage road to Red Mountain Access Road. Travel to the end of Red Mountain Access Road. The wilderness area is upslope several hundred meters; however, there is no developed trail or identifying markers along the permanent exclusive easement that passes through private property. Access to the Cahto Peak unit is from U.S. Highway 101 at Laytonville, west on Branscomb Road, then right on Cahto Peak Road to its end. Legal access to the Red Mountain unit is along a public easement that passes through

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South Nopah Range Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-252-6000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas South Nopah Range Wilderness South Nopah Range Wilderness South Nopah Range Wilderness Map Overview Easily rolling alluvial slopes (bajadas) from the east and west sweep gently up to the south end of the rugged folds of the Nopah Mountain Range in the South Nopah Range Wilderness. Shaded with soft colors, the Nopah Range is composed of sedimentary rocks capped at about 4,200 feet. The California Valley extends into the eastern Wilderness. Desert bighorn sheep may be seen here, especially in the northern portion, along with wild horses and wild burros. A few prairie falcons have been spotted hunting over the low desert regions. Vegetation is sparse but

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South Warner Trail, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Getting there from Cedarville: Head S on County Rd. No. 1 for approximately 15 miles. Turn right onto county Rd. No. 42 and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto 4WD dirt road with trailhead markers 1/2 mile to trailhead parking. Phone 530-233-4666 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas This trail is two miles long, leads up to the South Warners Wilderness area.

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South Yuba, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Nevada City: Follow Highway 49 to North Bloomfield Road and travel ten (10) miles to South Yuba Recreation Lands. From the one lane bridge at Edwards Crossing it is approximately 1 1/2 miles on a dirt/gravel road to the campground. PLEASE NOTE: the bridge at Edward Crossing has a 4 ton limit. RV’s, trailers and vehicles over 4 tons not recommended. For RV’s/Trailers/Vehicles over 4 tons: Recommended Route – Follow Highway 49 to Tyler Foote Crossing. Turn right onto Grizzly Hill Road to the intersection with North Bloomfield Road and make a left turn. Proceed through a small residential area and make a right hand turn into the campground. Phone 916-941-3101 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking

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Spangler/Red Mountain, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From the south, use US 395 to the town of Red Mountain and then take the Trona-Red Mountain Road 7 miles north to the boundary of the OHV area. Teagle Wash, a great place to unload and begin your riding, is another 2 miles north. From the City of Ridgecrest, take the Trona-Red Mountain Road from SR 178. Spangler can also be accessed from within the City of Ridgecrest by travelling south approximately 3 miles on College Heights Boulevard to the OHV area north boundary. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Spangler Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Area (OHV) offers over 57,000 acres of open public land where you can

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Squaw Leap Mgmt. Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Site is south of Auberry, California off State Highway 168. Phone 916-985-4474 Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM Website The Squaw Leap Area is located at the upper portion of Millerton Lake and is accessed through the town of Auberry, CA. The area is managed by BLM with trail heads for the San Joaquin trail. The trail leads through chaparral uplands with mountain lilac, manzanita, mahogany and many shrubs and annual wildflowers. The trails leading from Squaw Leap Area include a 6 mile loop through the northern portion of the recreation area and a 4 mile trail connecting to the San Joaquin

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Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry to Fraser

Stanislaus National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds PINECREST BIG MEADOW STANISLAUS NATL FS PIONEER TRAIL LAKE ALPINE – LODGEPOLE GROUP DIMOND O CHERRY VALLEY LOST CLAIM (LAKE ALPINE) SILVER VALLEY CAMPGROUND (LAKE ALPINE) SILVER TIP CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Lake Alpine Sugar Pine Railway – Strawberry to Fraser Seven Pines TH Coyote Meadows TH Waterhouse TH Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Stanislaus National Forest

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Stanislaus River Parks, California Camping & Hiking

Directions East of Manteca, 35 miles via CA 120. Phone (209) 881-3517 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Stanislaus River Parks Website Stanislaus River Parks Photo Album Just a few minutes NE of Modesto in the Central Valley. Here, a serene series of small parks are located along the Stanislaus River, providing exciting fishing, rafting, and canoeing opportunities. N of Modesto 10 mi via CA 99.

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Stateline Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 10 miles to the U.S. Highway 95 north exit. Exit north and take U.S. Highway 95 approx. 45 miles to NV State Route 164 (Searchlight, NV). Turn left on SR 164 and drive approx. 20 miles to the CA/NV state line. The road turns into Nipton Road. Drive on Nipton Road approx. 15 miles to I-15. Take I-15 north approx. 10 miles to Primm, NV. Exit I-15 and take your first left into Whiskey Pete’s Casino. Drive to the back side of the casino parking lot and exit through the semi-truck parking lot onto BLM Route NN402 – Stateline Pass. Drive approx. 3 miles. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your left hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities HIKING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike?

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Stepladder Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Stepladder Mountains Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California approximately 17 miles southwest of Needles, California. Maps of the area can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Needles, California. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Stepladder Mountain Wilderness Stepladder Mountains Wilderness Map Stepladder Mountains Wilderness The Stepladder Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 83,204 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Stepladder Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude.

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Stoddard Valley OHV Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The triangular-shaped riding area is formed by Interstate 15 and California Highway 247 (Barstow Road), immediately south of Barstow. Most visitors access the area to the east, off Interstate 15 at the Outlet Center Drive Exit (Sidewinder Road) or at the Hodge Road Exit, to the south on I-15. From Barstow, take California Highway 247 (Barstow Road Exit from I-15) and go south 10 miles, turn either on Stoddard Wells Road or on to the access road behind the Slash-X Cafe. All entrances are dirt roads. Phone 760-252-6000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Stoddard Valley OHV Area Overview Located in

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Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge headquarters is located at 1624 Hood Franklin Road. Take Interstate 5 south from Sacramento, approximately 12 miles to the Hood Franklin exit. Turn west (right) about 1 mile. The office is a two story building with a red tile roof on the south (left) side of the road. A self-guided hike to the universally accessible wildlife viewing platform is open to the public every second and fourth Saturday of each month except July and August. The trail is normally open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; but please call the information line (916-775-4420) for any updates to the schedule. To find the entrance to the hiking trail, take Interstate 5 south from Sacramento, approximately 10 miles, to the Elk Grove exit. After exiting, turn right on the off-ramp before going back over the overpass, and meet at the gate for special events and public access days. Phone

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Stony Gorge Reservoir, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 21 miles west of Willows off Maxwell Stony Gorge Rd. Nearest highway, I-5. Phone 530-968-5267 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds PINES GROUP SITE – STONY GORGE RESERVOIR Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Stony Gorge Dam, Orland Project, completed in 1928, is on Stony Creek about 18 miles downstream from East Park Dam and 5 miles west of Fruto in western Glenn county. The dam is a concrete slab and buttress structure with a height of 139 feet and a crest length of 868 feet. A warm-water fishery with an 18-mile shoreline. Excellent boating and shoreline accessibility. One boat ramp useable most of the summer, depending on water level. Free camping except

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Success Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Porterville, 8 miles east on CA 190. Phone (559) 784-0215 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds TULE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Success Lake Website At the southern end of the Central Valley, this scenic setting with the Sierra Nevada in the background provides great fishing and boating pleasure for the visitor. From Porterville, 5 mi E on CA 190

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Surprise Canyon Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-384-5400 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Surprise Canyon Wilderness Surprise Canyon Wilderness Map The Surprise Canyon Wilderness now contains a total of 24,429 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Surprise Canyon Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness”

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Sutter National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Yuba City, travel south on Highway 99E approximately 6 miles to Oswald Road. Turn west and proceed 5.5 miles to Schlag Road. Travel north on Schlag Road for about 1/8 of a mile, turn west onto Hughes Road, which bisects the refuge. Phone 530-934-2801 Activities HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sutter National Wildlife Refuge, the southern-most refuge in the Sacramento Refuge Complex, is located in the Sacramento Valley of California, about 50 miles north of the metropolitan area of Sacramento. The refuge consists of about 2,600 acres, consisting primarily of wetland impoundments with some riparian and grassland habitat. About 80 percent of the refuge is located in the Sutter Bypass, a floodwater bypass from the

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Sylvania Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 760-384-5400 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Sylvania Mountains Wilderness Sylvania Mountains Wilderness Map The Sylvania Mountains Wilderness now contains a total of 18,682 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1994 the Sylvania Mountains Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness”

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EAST MEADOW CAMPGROUND

Tahoe National Forest

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING The Tahoe National Forest is a year-round playground. So come for a visit, relax and rejuvenate with our mountain air! With breathtaking mountain peaks, lush meadows filled with wildflowers, historic mining towns, destination vacation spots at Goodyears Bar, Downieville, Sierra City, Truckee, Yuba River, the Lakes Basin Area and the Jackson Meadows Region, the Tahoe National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the US. Tahoe Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: 1. BERGER >> Camping Area Berger Campground is located in the Packer Lake area near Packer Creek and the Sierra Buttes, north of the Yuba River. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, including hiking, equestrian use, hunting, fishing, canoeing and OHV use.  This campground is operated and maintained

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Tamarisk Long Term Visitor Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions I-8(West from Yuma, AZ/East from El Centro,CA) to Hwy. 98 (Exit 143.) Continue west on Hwy 98 for approximately 2.7 miles. Turn south onto a dirt road. Tamarisk LTVA will be on the west side of the road. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Tamarisk Long Term Visitor Area BLM California YouTube Channel BLM California YouTube Channel Tamarisk LTVA is the smallest of the three LTVAs managed by the El Centro Field Office. Surrounded by tamarisks, this campground is also the most secluded of the three LTVAs. Due to the remote location, Tamarisk LTVA is quiet and peaceful.

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Temblor, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Although there are numerous informal routes into Temblor SRMA across private oil fields, legal public access to Temblor SRMA is currently limited. Negotiations to provide legal public access are in progress. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Temblor Recreation Area Temblor Recreation Area was newly designated in the Bakersfield RMP (December 2014) and provides opportunities for OHV riding on a network of over 200 miles of designated routes, recreational shooting, hunting, and other dispersed forms of recreation. There is limited legal access to the area. The BLM is currently working on developing legal public access and staging for the Temblors. For

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Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is located near Imperial Beach, in San Diego County, on the Mexican boarder. Phone 619-575-3613 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Twitter page National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Tijuana River, CA Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Facebook page The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve preserves one of the largest remaining examples of coastal wetland habitats in the southern California sub-region. The 2,293 acre Tijuana River Reserve is located in Imperial Beach, Calif., situated in a highly urbanized location, 15 miles south of San Diego and immediately adjacent to Tijuana, Mexico. Three quarters of the reserve’s watershed is

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Timbered Crater Wilderness Study Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Fall River Mills, travel 4 miles east on State Highway 299 to Shasta County Road A-19, also called McArther Road, and turn left. Follow the road 4.8 miles to a fork/junction with Spring Creek Road, and turn right. Continue 5.7 miles to Forest Service Road 39N03 and follow the signs. Phone 530-233-4666 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Timbered Crater Wilderness Study Area is an outstanding showcase for the geology of extinct volcanic craters. The alternating depressions and buttes are dominated by a 500-foot butte at the rim of the crater. The crater provides the only northeastern California habitat for the Baker cypress tree. Because Timbered Crater lies at the junction of

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Tinemahah Viewing Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Tinemahah Wildlife Viewing area is located west of Tinemahah Reservoir. From highway US 395 turn East onto E Elna Road then turn left onto the dirt road. Travel approximately one quarter mile to the parking lot. Phone 760-872-5000 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Tinemaha Wildlife Viewing area allows visitors a 360 degree view of this portion of the Owens Valley. Tule Elk, a variety of birds and stunning geology can be seen from the location overlooking Tinemaha Reservoir.

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Traver Ranch, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Once on Carrizo Plain National Monument, continue on Soda Lake Road until you arrive at sign for Traver Ranch, the ranch is along the road. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Traver Ranch The Traver Ranch was established in the 1940’s when the family purchased approximately 800 acres and began building the large block house that still stands along the edge of Soda Lake Road. The family was primarily involved in dry land farming of wheat and occasionally barley. Examples of farming implements that were used are on display in the field east of the block house. The house provides important habitat for the pallid bat and

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Trilobite Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take I-40 west approx. 65 miles to Kelbaker Road. Exit southbound on Kelbaker Road and drive approx. 1.5 miles to BLM Route NS203-Needles to Ludlow Truck Trail. Turn left on NS203 and travel approx. 1 mile. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Trilobite Wilderness Trilobite Wilderness Map Trilobite Wilderness The Trilobite Wilderness covers the Marble Mountains, a narrow volcanic range extending 12 miles in a northwest-southwest direction. Alternating dark brown and light brown striations have been tilted by geologic processes and give a marbled appearance to the range. Through the center, several

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Trinity Lake, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located 18 miles north-east of Weaverville in Trinity County, the lake can be accessed via State Highway 299W and California Highway 3. Phone 530-623-2121 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas California State Parks Website Recreation at Trinity Lake (Clair Engle Lake) is managed by the U. S. Forest Service under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, Redding, California. The reservoir is part of the Whiskeytown – Shasta – Trinity National Recreation Area. A snowmelt reservoir at the 2,387-foot elevation, Trinity Lake was created by Trinity Dam which crosses the Trinity River. The lake is part of the Shasta/Trinity River Divisions, Central Valley

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Trinity River Fish Hatchery, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Located northeast of Weaverville on California Highway 3. Phone 530-623-2121 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FISH HATCHERY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Trinity River Fish Hatchery Website Operated by the California Department of Fish and Game, under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, Redding, California, the Trinity River Fish Hatchery is situated immediately below Lewiston Lake on the Trinity River. Capable of hatching 40 million eggs, the hatchery compensates for the upstream salmon spawning areas rendered inaccessibly by the Lewiston and Trinity Dams. Facility is open to the public. The fish hatchery was constructed as part of the Shasta/Tinity Division of the Central Valley Project.

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Trinity, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Near Weaverville, CA. River access can be found along Hwy 299, Steel Bridge Road, and Steiner Flat Road. Phone 530-224-2100 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Trinity Wild and Scenic River Trinity Wild and Scenic River – National Conservation Lands Special Designation Popular with fisherman and pleasure boaters alike, the 43 miles of the Wild and Scenic Trinity River from Lewiston to Pigeon Point is a class I and II segment that flows out of the Trinity and Lewiston Lakes. This clear, cold section of the river is world famous for its fly fishing. Paddlers enjoy the narrow valley with Ponderosa Pine, Douglas fir, Oaks, and Madrone trees coating the walls of the canyons.

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Trona Pinnacles, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The Trona Pinnacles are located approximately 20.0 miles east of Ridgecrest. Access to the site is from a BLM dirt road (RM143) that leaves SR 178, about 7.7 miles east of the intersection of SR 178 and the Trona-Red Mountain Road. The 5.0-mile long dirt road from SR 178 to the Pinnacles is usually accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles, however, the road may be closed during the winter months after a heavy rain. Phone 760-384-5400 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING, PICNICKING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas The Trona Pinnacles are a unique geological features in the California Desert Conservation Area. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, rising

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Tule Lake National Monument, California Camping & Hiking

Directions The visitor center is located at the Tulelake – Butte Valley Fairgrounds at 800 Main St. Tulelake, CA 96134 Phone 5302600537or5306678113 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Tule Lake National Monument Official Website Tule Lake National Monument Map The Tule Lake National Monument includes both the the Tule Lake Segregation Center, the largest and most controversial of the sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, and Camp Tulelake, which was first a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, then an additional facility to detain Japanese Americans, and finally a prisoner of war camp.

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Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Tule Lake Refuge is in northern California near the small town of Tulelake. Located 25 miles north of the refuge, Klamath Falls, Oregon, is the closest city. The refuge headquarters and visitor center is located on Hill Road., approximately 5 miles west of Tulelake, California. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone 530-667-2231 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located in the fertile and intensively farmed Tule Lake Basin of northeast California. It was established in 1928 by President Calvin Coolidge “as a preserve and breeding ground for

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Tumco Historic Mine, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Interstate 8 to Ogilby Road. Travel North to BLM Route 668. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel BLM California YouTube Channel Tumco Historic Mine Tumco is an abandoned gold mining town and is also one of the earliest gold mining areas in California. It has a history spanning some 300 years, with several periods of boom and bust. Originally named Hedges, the town was completely abandoned in 1905, victim to speculative over-expansion and increasing debt. Renamed Tumco in 1910 — after The United Mines Company — another attempt to go after the gold proved just as costly. By 1911, the diminishing prospects of the mines forced

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Tumey Hills, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Interstate-5, take the Panoche Road exit. The first Tumey Hills access point is located roughly 3 miles from the Interstate. Be aware that Panoche Road is not paved after the first mile. The second Tumey Hills access point is about 5 miles beyond the first access point. The Tumey Hills are closed to vehicle access with the onset of fire season. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Tumey Hills Overview Look closely at the ground you will find evidence of the vast inland sea that once covered the Tumey Hills. The light porous rocks are composed of diatoms, the tiny, bleached, shell-like skeletons

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Tunnison Mountain, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 530-257-0456 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas BLM California YouTube Channel The Tunnison Mountain WSA is located in Lassen County, California. The WSA contains 19,884 acres of BLM-administered land and 553 acres of private land that is located in 13 parcels, varying in size from 10 to 160 acres. The WSA is located on the eastern edge of the transition area between the wooded slopes of the Cascade Range and the western edge of the more arid Great Basin. It is approximately 3.5 miles wide by 10 miles long. Elevations vary from 4,200 to 6,400 feet. Three topographical features dominate the WSA: Horse Lake Mountain, a 5.5-mile-long north-south ridge

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Turtle Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 35 miles to BLM Route NS634-Mopah Trail. Turn right on NS634 and drive approx. 2 miles. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your left hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Turtle Mountains Wilderness Turtle Mountains Wilderness Map Turtle Mountains Wilderness The Turtle Mountains Wilderness area ranges from broad bajadas to highly eroded volcanic peaks, spires, and cliffs. The Mopah Range contains the two signature Mopah Peaks, which are rhyodactic or volcanic plugs. The northern most peak is a landmark known as Mexican Hat. The area has numerous springs and seeps. Much of the Turtle

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Twin Peaks, California Camping & Hiking

Phone 530-257-0456 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Photos of Horses at Twin Peaks BLM WSA Photos BLM California YouTube Channel BLM California YouTube Channel Twin Peaks Wildhorse & Burrow Photos The Twin Peaks WSA is located in Lassen County, California (7,079 acres) and in Washoe County, Nevada (83,712 acres). The WSA contains 90,791 acres of BLM-administered land and surrounds 1,257 acres of private land that is located in 12 parcels, varying in size from 40 to 320 acres. The WSA contains steep canyons, numerous peaks and ridges, many small springs, and two perennial streams. Plant life is a mixture of big and low sage, grasses, and sparsely scattered junipers.

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Van Matre Ranch, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Once on Carrizo Plain National Monument, continue on Soda Lake Road for approximatley 23 miles turn left onto dirt road. Follow dirt road for 2 miles, turn right and Van Matre Ranch parking area is 1/2 mile down the road. **NOTE** Dirt road is impassable when wet. Phone 661-391-6000 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Van Matre Ranch The Van Matre family owned several farm properties throughout the plain. This property, known to them as “The Camp” was orginally homesteaded by Jerry Hagerty in 1930. At the end of World War II he sold it to Jinx and Barbara Van Matre who used it seasonally when wheat was planted in late

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Ventana Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions No public access Phone 831-582-2200 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Ventana Wilderness Ventana Wilderness The Ventana Wilderness now contains a total of 240,008 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1969 the Ventana Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource

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West Well, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 20 miles to Havasu Lake Road. Turn left on Havasu Lake Road and drive approx. 10 miles to BLM Route NS056 – Hightower Road (Powerline Road). Turn right onto NS056 and drive approx. 3 miles to West Well Trail/War Eagle Mine Loop. Turn Right onto West Well Trail and drive approx. one quarter mile. A small parking area will be on your left hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas West Well Archeological resources such as petroglyphs and rock rings are located in this area. These resources are considered sacred by the Native American

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Whipple Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 20 miles to Havasu Lake Road. Turn left on Havasu Lake Road and drive approx. 5 miles to BLM Route NS683 – Parker to Needles Wagon Road. Turn right on NS683 and drive approx. 10 miles to BLM Route NS520. Turn left on NS520 and drive approx. 2 miles. A wilderness kiosk sign will be on your right hand side. Phone 760-326-7000 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Whipple Mountain Wilderness Whipple Mountains Wilderness Whipple Mountains Wilderness Map The large east-west oriented Whipple Mountains comprise the dominant land form within this wilderness. Whipple Peak is the highest point in

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Whiskeytown National, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Car From Interstate 5, take the Highway 44 West exit toward Downtown Redding and Eureka. From Downtown Redding, follow Highway 299 west toward Eureka for approximately 8 miles to reach the Visitor Center. Plane Commercial air service is available to Redding California located approximately 16 miles from Whiskeytown. Rental vehicles are available. Phone (530) 242-3400 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area (Whiskeytown NRA) DRY CREEK GROUP CAMPGROUND (Whiskeytown NRA) SHEEP CAMP PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND HORSE CAMP PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND CRYSTAL CREEK PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND PELTIER BRIDGE PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND BRANDY CREEK PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Whiskeytown National

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White Mountains Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Access to this wilderness is via CA Highway 266, approximately 37 east of Big Pine CA Phone 760-384-5400 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas White Mountains Wilderness White Mountains Wilderness Map Jointly administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, White Mountain Wilderness contains one of the largest and highest desert mountain ranges in North America with several peaks exceeding 13,000 feet. Cottonwood Creek Wild and Scenic River flows through this wilderness area.

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Whittier Narrows Dam, California Camping & Hiking

Directions On Pomona Freeway (CA 60) at Rosemead Blvd. (CA 19). Phone (213) 452-3402 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Whittier Narrows Dam Website This project is managed by Los Angeles County Parks and the City of Pico Rivera. Whittier Narrows has no permanent pool. It is located in a highly developed industrial, agricultural, and residential area of Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley. Golfing and skeet shooting are among the attractions.

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Wiley Well District Geode Beds, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Take Highway 78 to Malpitas Wash Road and travel north. From the north – turn south at the Wiley™s Well Road exit from Interstate Highway 10 located about 16 miles west of Blythe, California. Drive southward on Wiley™s Well Road 15 miles. From I 10 the road is paved 2.9 miles to the Chuckawalla Valley and Ironwood State Prison. The road from this point consists of graded dirt and unless it is raining, or it has rained recently, it should be passable for all types of vehicles. If the road has not been graded within the previous two or three weeks, though, it is likely to be seriously wash-boarded. Phone 760-337-4400 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California

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Williams Hill, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Primary access is from US Highway 101. Take the San Ardo exit and travel west onto Paris Valley Road, turn left onto Lockwood-San Ardo Road. The public lands boundary begins approximately 5 miles down the road from the Lockwood-San Ardo Road turnoff. Once at Williams Hill, the campground can be reached by turning onto road W1 and heading south. Phone 831-582-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Williams Hill Located in southern Monterey County, and standing over 2,700 feet in elevation, Williams Hill offers great views of the surrounding Salinas Valley. Pine trees, chamise, scrub oak, and impressive shale formations characterize the hilly

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Willow Creek-Lurline Wildlife Management Area, California Camping & Hiking

Directions These privately-owned lands are closed to public access. Phone 530-934-2801 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Willow Creek-Lurline Wildlife Management Area is located in the Sacramento Valley of California. The landscape is very flat, bordered by the Sierra and Coast ranges and surrounded by intensive agriculture (rice and other grains). The objective of this wildlife management area is to protect fall/winter habitat for waterfowl through the acquisition of conservation easements on privately owned wetlands. Approximately 20,000 acres lie within the approved acquisition boundary, of which about 12,000 acres are privately owned for the purpose of waterfowl hunting. Conservation easements have been acquired on 6,000 acres, requiring landowners to maintain

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Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness, California Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 707-825-2300 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Map Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness The Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness now contains a total of 181,510 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1964 the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of “…increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,…” you play an important role in helping to “…secure for the American people of present

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Yosemite National Park, California Camping & Hiking

Directions You can drive to Yosemite all year and enter via Highways 41, 140, and 120 from the west. Tioga Pass Entrance (via Highway 120 from the east) is closed from around November through late May or June. Hetch Hetchy is open all year but may close intermittently due to snow. Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite. Phone (209) 372-0200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SNOWPARK, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: California Campgrounds WAWONA UPPER PINES TUOLUMNE MEADOWS NORTH PINES LOWER PINES HODGDON MEADOW CRANE FLAT BRIDALVEIL CREEK GROUP AND HORSE CAMP Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: California Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More California Recreation Areas Yosemite National Park Official Website

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