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

Rec Area Description Status
Bellota #16 The Bellota trail #15 is part of the Arizona Trail.
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Benbow Area The Benbow area is between the Stillwater River and West Rosebud. It is a popular place to ride OHV's. Please consult the motor vehicle use map (MVUM) to know which roads are legal to drive on. The roads in Benbow are in poor condition and high clearance vehicles are needed. To see a map of the Benbow area hiking trails, click here. Or to see a list of all the Beartooth RD maps, click here.
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Bench Road #647.1  Bench Road is 4.3 miles. It is open to high clearnace vehickles, ohv, motorcycles, horse and foot traffic. Bench Road completes a loop from #601. The road runs parallel just outside the Flat Tops Wilderness.
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Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

On July 10, 2015, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in Northern California. 

The 330,780-acre monument extends from nearly sea level on Bureau of Land Management lands around Lake Berryessa in the south, up to 7,000 feet through the northern Snow Mountain Wilderness and the eastern boundary of the Yuki Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest.

Conveniently located just north of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument offers a wealth of natural, historical and cultural resources, as well as exciting recreation opportunities for visitors.

This is a landscape filled with ancient, historic and modern stories.  The dramatic geology, remarkable biological diversity and rich history sparked the President’s use of the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish the Monument.  However, the area also offers great recreation and breathtaking scenic vistas.

Visit the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument page. 

Big Bar River Access Located approx. 8 miles downstream from Orleans, Big Bar offers a gravel dirt road to an excellent boat launch for drift and jet boats. There is an information kiosk, ample parking and excellent access to the river’s edge for fishing. This is a popular take-out for boaters floating down from Orleans through the “gorge”.
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Big Belt Mountains   The Big Belt Mountains are an island range primarily in Broadwater, Lewis and Clark, and Meagher counties with small portions in Gallatin and Cascade counties. The geographic area includes the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, the outlying Dry Range, and the small communities of York and Nelson. The nearest population center is Helena. More information on the Big Belt Mountains
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Big Bend Day Use From eastbound I-80, take Big Bend exit and continue east one-quarter mile to the day use area.  From westbound I-80, take the Rainbow Road exit and continue west for one and one-half mile to the day use area. Elevation:   5,900 Facilities:   3 picnic tables, 3 grills Potable water and vault toliets are available at the Big Bend Group Campground.
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Big Creek Landing Big Creek Landing, located on a high bank overlooking Black Creek Wild and Scenic River, serves as the northern terminus and beginning/end point for both the Black Creek float trip and the Black Creek Hiking Trail.  Here the stream ranges from 20 to 100 feet wide and, depending on the season and rainfall, 1 to 15 feet deep. Big Creek Landing is a small recreation area.  Facilities include one camping or picnicking site and a concrete boat launch.  Drinking water and sanitary facilities are not available. Big Creek Landing is open year-round unless weather conditions require the area to be closed. No user fees required
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Big Fat Gap Trailhead Big Fat Gap Trailhead – 3083 foot elevation.   The Big Fat Trail starts at the Big Fat Gap Trailhead, reached by a nine mile drive on the FSR # 62 Big Fat Gap Road, accessed from US Route 129 north of the Robbinsville area.  This  road is gated, and closed to the public from January 1 through  April 1 annually.
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Big Island Lake Wilderness Natural Surroundings Big Island Lake Wilderness is located centrally in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. White birch, maple and aspen cover the wooded hills that surround the lakes. Berries, mushrooms and wildflowers grow throughout the area. A wide range of wildlife and waterfowl, including sensitive species, may be observed but should not be disturbed. Link to Wilderness Map
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