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Pronunciation Guide for National Forests and Grasslands


The following is a complete list of national forest and grassland names and their pronunciations listed by state.

Information sources include:

  • Internal sources.
  • Wherever possible, pronunciation audio files found at Dictionary.com were used to populate column six. The remainder of the audio files contained in this column are recordings made by Forest Service personnel.

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Alabama Conecuh Kuh-EH-kuh kəˈneɪ kə kuh-neh-kuh Conecuh
Alabama  Talladega Tal-uh-DAY-guh (Tal like gal)     Talladega
Alabama  Tuskegee tuss-KEE-gee tʌsˈki gi tuhs-kee-gee Tuskegee
Alabama  William B. Bankhead   ˈwɪl yəm bi ˈbæŋk hɛd  wil-yuhm bee bangk-hed William B. Bankhead

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Alaska Chugach choo-gatch     Chugach
Alaska  Tongass TAHN-guhs     Tongass

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Arizona Apache uh-PATCH-ee əˈpætʃ i uh-pach-hee Apache
Arizona  Coconino Ko-kuh-NEE-no     Coconino
Arizona  Coronado Cur-uh-NAH-doe ˌkɔr əˈnɑ doʊ, ˌkɒr- kawr-uh-nah-doh,  kor- Coronado
Arizona  Kaibab KIE-bab     Kaibab
Arizona  Prescott PRESS-kit ˈprɛs kət, -kɒt pres-kuht, -kot Prescott
Arizona  Sitgreaves SIT-greevz     Sitgreaves
Arizona  Tonto TAHN-toe     Tonto

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Arkansas Ouachita WAH-shu-tah ˈwɒʃ ɪˌtɔ, ˈwɔ ʃɪ- wosh-i-taw, waw-shi Ouachita
Arkansas  Ozark   ˈoʊ zɑrk oh-zahrk Ozark
Arkansas  St. Francis Saint FRAN-sis seɪnt ˈfræn sɪs  seynt-fran-sis St. Francis

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California Angeles AN-juh-luhs ˈæn dʒə ləs an-juh-luhs Angeles
California Butte Valley   byut ˈvæl i byoot val-lee Butte Valley
California Cleveland   ˈkliv lənd kleev-luhnd Cleveland
California Eldorado Ell-duh-RAH-doe ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ el duh-rah-doh  Eldorado
California Inyo INN-yoe     Inyo
California Klamath KLAM-ath ˈklæm əθ klam-uhth Klamath
California Lassen   ˈlæs ən las-uhn Lassen
California Los Padres Lows-PAH-drace     Los Padres
California Mendocino Men-duh-SEE-no ˌmɛn dəˈsi noʊ men-duh-see-noh Mendocino
California Modoc MOE-dock ˈmoʊ dɒk moh-dok Modoc
California Plumas PLEW-muhs     Plumas
California Rogue River   roʊg ˈrɪv ər rohg riv-er Rogue River
California San Bernardino San Ber-na-DEE-no ˈsæn ˌbɜr nərˈdi noʊ, -ˌbɜr nə- san bur-ner-dee-noh San Bernardino
California Sequoia Suh-QUOY-uh sɪˈkwɔɪ ə si-kwoi-uh Sequoia
California Shasta-Trinity   ˈʃæs tə ˈtrɪn ɪ ti shas-tuh trin-i-tee Shasta-Trinity
California Sierra   siˈɛr ə see-er-uh Sierra
California Siskiyou SIS-kee-you (or SIS-que)     Siskiyou
California Six Rivers   sɪks  ˈrɪvərz siks riv-erz Six Rivers
California Stanislaus STAN-iss-law (or -loss)     Stanislaus
California TAH-hoe Tahoe ˈtɑ hoʊ tah-hoh Tahoe
California Toiyabe Toy-YAH-bee     Toiyabe

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Colorado Arapaho uh-RAP-uh-hoe əˈræp əˌhoʊ uh-rap-uh-hoh Arapaho
Colorado Comanche   kəˈmæn tʃi, koʊ- kuh-man-chee, koh- Comanche
Colorado Grand Mesa Grand MAY-suh grænd ˈmeɪ sə grand-mey-suh Grand Mesa
Colorado Gunnison GUN-nuh-sun     Gunnison
Colorado Manti-La Sal MAN-tie-Luh-SAL     Manti-La Sal
Colorado Pawnee   pɔˈni paw-nee Pawnee
Colorado Pike   paɪk pahyk Pike
Colorado Rio Grande Ree-o Grand ˈri oʊ ˈgrænd ree-oh grand Rio Grande
Colorado Roosevelt   ˈroʊ zəˌvɛlt, -vəlt, ˈroʊz vɛlt, -vəlt roh-zuh-velt, -vuhlt, rohz-velt, -vuhlt Roosevelt
Colorado Routt ROUT (rhymes with shout)     Routt
Colorado San Isabel San IS-a-bell ˌsænˈɪz əˌbɛl sahn iz-uh-bel San Isabel
Colorado San Juan San Wahn ˌsæn ˈwɑn, ˈʰwɑn san wahn, hwahn San Juan
Colorado Uncompahgre Un-come-pah-gray     Uncompahgre
Colorado White River   ʰwaɪt, waɪt ˈrɪv ə hwahyt riv-er White River

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Florida Apalachicola Ap-uh-latchee-CO-luh ˌæp əˌlætʃəˈkoʊ lə ap-uh-lach-uh-koh-luh Apalachicola
Florida Choctawhatchee Choc-tuh-hatch-ee ˌtʃɒk təˈhætʃ i chok-tuh-hach-ee   Choctawhatchee
Florida Ocala Oh-CAL-uh oʊˈkæl ə oh-kal-uh Ocala
Florida Osceola Ah-see-OH-luh ˌɒs iˈoʊ lə, ˌoʊ seɪ‑ os-ee-oh-luh, oh-sey Osceola

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Georgia Chattahoochee Chat-uh-HOO-chee ˌtʃæt əˈhu tʃi chat-uh-hoo-chee Chattahoochee
Georgia Oconee oh-CO-nee     Oconee

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Idaho Bitterroot   ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt bit-er-root, -root Bitterroot
Idaho Boise BOY-see ˈbɔɪ zi or, especially locally, -si boy-see Boise
Idaho Cache Cash kæʃ kash Cache
Idaho Caribou   ˈkær əˌbu kar-uh-boo Caribou
Idaho Challis CHA-lis (a as in cat)     Challis
Idaho Clearwater   ˈklɪərˌwɔ tər,-ˌwɒt ər kleer-waw-ter, -wot-er Clearwater
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Koor Duh-LANE ˌkɜr dlˈeɪn kur dl-eyn Coeur d'Alene
Idaho Curlew   ˈkɜr lu kur-loo Curlew
Idaho Kaniksu Kuh-NICK-su     Kaniksu
Idaho Kootenai KOOT-knee ˈkut nˌeɪ, -nˌi koot-n-ey, -n-ee Kootenai
Idaho Nez Perce NEZ-purse ˈnɛz ˈpɜrs nez purs Nez Perce
Idaho Payette Pay-YETT     Payette
Idaho Salmon SAA-muhn (a as in cat) ˈsæm ən sam-uhn Salmon
Idaho Sawtooth SAW-tooth ˈsɔˌtuθ saw-tooth Sawtooth
Idaho St. Joe   seɪnt dʒoʊ seynt-joh St. Joe
Idaho Targhee TAR-ghee     Targhee
Idaho Wallowa Wul-OW-wuh     Wallowa

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Illinois Midewin Mih-DAY-win 'deɪ wɪn mi-dey-win Midewin
Illinois Shawnee   ʃɔˈni shaw-nee Shawnee

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Indiana Hoosier HOO-zhure ˈhu ʒər hoo-zher Hoosier

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Kansas Cimarron   ˈsɪm əˌrɒn, -ˌroʊn, -ər ən sim-uh-ron, -rohn, -er-uhn Cimarron

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Kentucky Daniel Boone   ˈdæn yəl bun dan-yuhl boon Daniel Boone
Kentucky Jefferson JEFF-er-sun ˈdʒɛf ər sən jef-er-suhn Jefferson

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Louisiana Kisatchie Kiss-SATCH-ee     Kisatchie

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Maine White Mountain   ʰwaɪtˈmaʊntn, waɪt hwahyt-moun-tun White Mountain

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Michigan Hiawatha   ˌhaɪ əˈwɒθ ə, -ˈwɔ θə, ˌhi ə- hahy-uh-woth-uh, -waw-thuh, hee-uh- Hiawatha
Michigan Huron HEW-ron ˈhyʊər ən, -ɒn or, often, ˈyʊər- hyoor-uhn, -on Huron
Michigan Manistee MAN-iss-tee     Manistee
Michigan Ottawa OTT-uh-wah ˈɒt ə wə ot-uh-wuh Ottawa

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Minnesota Chippewa CHIP-puh-wha (a as in far) ˈtʃɪp əˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ, -wə chip-uh-wah, -wey, -wuh Chippewa
Minnesota Superior   səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ- soo-peer-ee-or Superior

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Mississippi Bienville Bee-EN-vill     Bienville
Mississippi De Soto Dee-SO-toe də ˈsoʊ toʊ duh soh-toh De Soto
Mississippi Delta   ˈdɛl tə del-tuh Delta
Mississippi Holly Springs   ˈhɒl i sprɪŋ hol-eespringz Holly Springs
Mississippi Homochitto Hoh-muh-CHI-to     Homochitto
Mississippi Tombigbee Tom-BIG-bee tɒmˈbɪg bi tom-big-bee Tombigbee

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Missouri Mark Twain   mɑrk tweɪn mahrk tweyn Mark Twain

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Montana Beaverhead   ˈbi vər hɛd bee-ver-hed Beaverhead
Montana Bitterroot   ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt bit-er-root, -root Bitterroot
Montana Custer   ˈkʌs tər kuhs-ter Custer
Montana Deerlodge   dɪər-lɒdʒ deer-loj Deerlodge
Montana Flathead   ˈflætˌhɛd flat-hed Flathead
Montana Gallatin GAL-uh-tin ˈgæl ə tɪn gal-uh-tin Gallatin
Montana Helena HELL-uh-nuh ˈhɛl ə nə hel-uh-nuh Helena
Montana Kaniksu Kuh-NICK-su     Kaniksu
Montana Kootenai KOOT-knee ˈkut nˌeɪ, -nˌi koot-n-ey, -n-ee Kootenai
Montana Lewis & Clark   ˈlu ɪs ænd klɑrk loo-is-and-klahrk Lewis & Clark
Montana Lolo LOW-low     Lolo

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Nebraska Nebraska   nəˈbræs kə nuh-bras-kuh Nebraska
Nebraska Samuel R. McKelvie Mah-Kell-vee     Samuel R. McKelvie
Nebraska Oglala   ɒgˈlɑ lə og-lah-luh Oglala

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Nevada Eldorado Ell-duh-RAH-doe ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ- el duh-rah-doh, -rey- Eldorado
Nevada Humboldt HUM-bolt ˈhʌm boʊlt huhm-bohlt Humboldt
Nevada Inyo INN-yoe     Inyo
Nevada Toiyabe Toy-YAH-bee     Toiyabe

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New Hampshire White Mountain   ʰwaɪtˈmaʊntn, waɪt hwahyt-moun-tun White Mountain

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New Mexico Apache uh-PATCH-ee əˈpætʃ i uh-pach-hee Apache
New Mexico Carson   ˈkɑr sən kahr-suhn Carson
New Mexico Cibola SEE-bow-luh ˈsi bə lə see-buh-luh Cibola
New Mexico Coronado Cur-uh-NAH-doe ˌkɔr əˈnɑ doʊ, ˌkɒr- kawr-uh-nah-doh,  kor- Coronado
New Mexico Gila HEE-luh ˈhi lə hee-luh Gila
New Mexico Kiowa   ˈkaɪ ə wə, -ˌwɑ, -ˌweɪ kahy-uh-wuh, -wah, -wey Kiowa
New Mexico Lincoln   ˈlɪŋ kən ling-kuhn Lincoln
New Mexico Santa Fe Santa Fay ˈsæn tə ˈfeɪ san-tuh fey Santa Fe

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New York Finger Lakes   ˈfɪŋ gər leɪks fing-ger leyks Finger Lakes

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North Carolina Cherokee   ˈtʃɛr əˌki, ˌtʃɛr əˈki cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee Cherokee
North Carolina Croatan CROW-uh-tan     Croatan
North Carolina Nantahala Nan-tuh-HAY-luh     Nantahala
North Carolina Pisgah PIZZ-guh ˈpɪz gə piz-guh Pisgah
North Carolina Uwharrie U-WHAR-ee (rhymes with far)     Uwharrie

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North Dakota Cedar River   ˈsi dər ˈrɪv ər see-der-riv-er Cedar River
North Dakota Little Missouri   ˈlɪt l mɪˈzʊəri lit-l-mi-zoor-ee Little Missouri
North Dakota Sheyenne shahy-en     Sheyenne

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Ohio Wayne   weɪn weyn  Wayne

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Oklahoma Ouachita WAH-shu-tah ˈwɒʃ ɪˌtɔ, ˈwɔ ʃɪ- wosh-i-taw, waw-shi Ouachita
Oklahoma Black Kettle   blæk ˈkɛt l blak-ket-l Black Kettle
Oklahoma Rita Blanca rit-uh blahng-uh     Rita Blanca

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Oregon Crooked River   ˈkrʊk ɪd ˈrɪv ər krook-id riv-er Crooked River
Oregon Deschutes Duh-SHOOTS     Deschutes
Oregon Fremont FREE-mont ˈfri mɒnt free-mont Fremont
Oregon Klamath KLAM-ath ˈklæm əθ klam-uhth Klamath
Oregon Malheur Mal-HEWR     Malheur
Oregon Mt. Hood   maʊnt hʊd mount hood Mt. Hood
Oregon Ochoco OH-chuh-koh     Ochoco
Oregon Rogue River roʊg ˈrɪv ər rohg riv-er Rogue River
Oregon Siskiyou SIS-kee-you (or SIS-que)     Siskiyou
Oregon Siuslaw Sigh-YOU-slaw     Siuslaw
Oregon Umatilla You-muh-TILL-uh     Umatilla
Oregon Umpqua UMP-kwah     Umpqua
Oregon Wallowa Wul-OW-wuh     Wallowa
Oregon Whitman WIT-muhn ˈʰwɪt mən, ˈwɪt- hwit-muhnwit- Whitman
Oregon Willamette Will-LAM-et wɪˈlæm ɪt wi-lam-it Willamette
Oregon Winema y-NEE-muh     Winema

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Pennsylvania Allegheny Al-luh-GAIN-ee ˌæl ɪˈgeɪ ni al-i-gey-nee Allegheny

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Puerto Rico El Yunque el-ZHUN-kay     El Yunque

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South Carolina Francis Marion   ˈfrænsɪs ˈmær iən, ˈmɛər- fran-sis mar-ee-uhn, mair- Francis Marion
South Carolina Sumter SUM-ter ˈsʌm tər, ˈsʌmp- suhm-ter Sumter

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South Dakota Black Hills   blæk hɪlz blak-hilz Black Hills
South Dakota Custer   ˈkʌs tər kuhs-ter Custer
South Dakota Buffalo Gap   ˈbʌf əˌloʊ gæp buhf-uh-loh-gap Buffalo Gap
South Dakota Fort Pierre   foʊrt pɪər fohrt-peer Fort Pierre
South Dakota Grand River   grænd ˈrɪvər grand-riv-er Grand River

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Tennessee Cherokee   ˈtʃɛr əˌki, ˌtʃɛr əˈki cher-uh-kee, cher-uh-kee Cherokee

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Texas Angelina An-juh-LEE-nuh ˌæn dʒəˈli nə, -ˈlaɪ- an-juh-lee-nuh, -lahy- Angelina
Texas Black Kettle   blæk ˈkɛt l blak-ket-l Black Kettle
Texas Caddo   ˈkæd oʊ kad-oh Caddo
Texas Davy Crockett   ˈdeɪ vi ˈkrɒkɪt dey-vee krok-it Davy Crockett
Texas Lyndon B. Johnson   ˈlɪn dən bi ˈdʒɒn sən lin-d-uhn bee jon-suhn Lyndon B. Johnson
Texas McClellan Creek   məˈklɛl ən muh-klel-uhn McClellan Creek
Texas Rita Blanca rit-uh blahng-uh     Rita Blanca
Texas Sabine Suh-BEEN səˈbin suh-been Sabine
Texas Sam Houston   sæm ˈhyu stən sam hyoo-stuhn Sam Houston

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Utah Ashley   ˈæʃ li ash-lee Ashley
Utah Cache Cash kæʃ kash Cache
Utah Caribou   ˈkær əˌbu kar-uh-boo Caribou
Utah Dixie   ˈdɪk si dik-see Dixie
Utah Fishlake   fɪʃ-leɪk fish-leyk Fishlake
Utah Manti-La Sal MAN-tie-Luh-SAL     Manti-La Sal
Utah Sawtooth SAW-tooth ˈsɔˌtuθ saw-tooth Sawtooth
Utah Uinta You-IN-tuh     Uinta
Utah Wasatch WAH-satch     Wasatch

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Vermont Green Mountain   grin ˈmaʊn tn green moun-tn Green Mountain

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Virginia George Washington   dʒɔrdʒ ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ- jawrj wosh-ing-tuhn, waw-shing- George Washington
Virginia Jefferson JEFF-er-sun ˈdʒɛf ər sən jef-er-suhn Jefferson

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Washington Colville CALL-vill     Colville
Washington Gifford Pinchot PIN-show     Gifford Pinchot
Washington Kaniksu Kuh-NICK-su     Kaniksu
Washington Mt. Baker   maʊnt ˈbeɪ kər mount bey-ker Mt. Baker
Washington Okanogan Oh-kah-NOG-guhn     Okanogan
Washington Olympic   əˈlɪm pɪk, oʊˈlɪm- oh-lim-pik Olympic
Washington Snoqualmie Snow-QUAL-mee     Snoqualmie
Washington Umatilla You-muh-TILL-uh     Umatilla
Washington Wenatchee   wəˈnætʃ i wuh-nach-ee Wenatchee

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West Virginia George Washington   dʒɔrdʒ ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ tən, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ- jawrj wosh-ing-tuhn, waw-shing- George Washington
West Virginia Jefferson JEFF-er-sun ˈdʒɛf ər sən jef-er-suhn Jefferson
West Virginia Monongahela Muh-nahn-guh-HEE-luh məˌnɒŋ gəˈhi lə muh-nahn-guh-hee-luh Monongahela

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Wisconsin Chequamegon Shuh-WAH-muh-guhn     Chequamegon
Wisconsin Nicolet Nick-oh-LAY ˌnɪk əˈleɪ nik-uh-let Nicolet

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Wyoming Ashley ASH-lee ˈæʃ li ash-lee Ashley
Wyoming Bighorn   ˈbɪgˌhɔrn big-hawrn Big Horn
Wyoming Black Hills   blæk hɪlz blak-hilz Black Hills
Wyoming Bridger BRIDGE-uhr     Bridger
Wyoming Caribou   ˈkær əˌbu kar-uh-boo Caribou
Wyoming Medicine Bow Medicine Bo ˈmɛd ə sɪn boʊ med-uh-sin boh Medicine Bow
Wyoming Shoshone Sh-SHOW-nee     Shoshone
Wyoming Targhee TAR-ghee     Targhee
Wyoming Teton TEE-tohn ˈti tɒn, ˈtit n tee-tohn, teet-n Teton
Wyoming Thunder Basin   ˈθʌn dər ˈbeɪsən thuhn-der bey-suhn Thunder Basin
Wyoming Wasatch WAH-satch     Wasatch

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