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

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Blixt #508.1A The Blixt Trail #508.1A follows an old mining road, starting in the Ophir Valley on Forest System Road #630 and climbs steeply to Bridal Veil Basin. From FSR 630, the trail climbs above tree line past remnants of historic mining to a high saddle locally known as Oscar’s Pass. This trail then intersects the Wasatch Trail #508 and the Bridal Veil Trail #636.
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Bloomer Falls River Access This river access consists of a short road to a small turn around where a foot trail will lead you to across the rocks to Bloomer Falls. Here the river cuts through bedrock creating a Class IV rapid.
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Blue Hole River Access This river access is a short foot trail down to a sandy beach and very deep swimming hole. This is a good access for tubing on the Salmon River.
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Bluff Creek River Access This access consists of a maintained foot trail leading down to the confluence of Bluff Creek and the Klamath River. A very popular spot for Salmon and Steelhead anglers. Trail length is .2 miles.
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Boulder Creek Horse Camp Boulder Creek Horse Camp is located adjacent to Sam Billings Campground.  The campground has 4 campsites which include fire rings, picnic tables, gravel tent sites and trailer parking.  An additional 5th site is for group use and includes a fire ring and 16' table.  There are two highlines and tow hitching posts.  Stock water is available at the creek located within 300 yards of the camp area.  No garbage service so please pack it in / pack it out.
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Great glaciers carved the physical features of what is today known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by scraping and gouging rock.


The glaciers left behind rugged cliffs and crags, canyons, gentle hills, towering rock formations, rocky shores, sandy beaches and several thousand lakes and streams, interspersed with islands and surrounded by forest. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota. More than 1 million acres, it extends nearly 150 miles along the international boundary adjacent to Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park and is bordered on the west by Voyageurs National Park.


The area contains more than 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and more than 2,000 designated campsites. Wilderness offers freedom to those who wish to pursue an experience of expansive solitude, challenge and personal integration with nature. Because this area was set aside in 1926 to preserve its primitive character and made a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1964, it allows visitors to canoe, portage and camp in the spirit of the French Voyageurs of 200 years ago.


Boundary, Sulphur, Pistol, Indian Creek Area (MF4) This area encompasses trails, trailheads, camping and other recreation opportunities on the District that are generally reached from or near the Dagger-Boundary Road #568, the Artillery Dome Road #550, or other roads/routes along the western wilderness boundary. There are two campgrounds, Boundary Creek and Dagger Falls, in this area. Boundary Creek is a popular campground for boaters beginning their float trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Transfer Camp is a trailhead for the Middle Fork Trail and a long-term parking area for boaters.
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Brannons Bar River Access This access consists of a gravel road down to the Salmon River. A very popular take-out for the Butler and Nordheimer runs and is a popular spot for summertime swimming.
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Bret Point #649 The Bret Point Trail #649 is a steep, short trail which receives most of its use by the range permittees who drive their cattle out on Bret Point.  It is the only designated route providing access to Big Dominguez Canyon from the drainage’s east rim.  The trail descends off the rim at a steep grade along a large draw/canyon that feeds into Big Dominguez Creek.  It continues through large, old growth Ponderosa Pine as well as Douglas Fir and aspen.  At the bottom of the trail near the lower trailhead there are several culturally scarred Ponderosa Pine trees that were utilized by the Ute Indians.  In addition the trail offers scenic vistas of Big Dominguez Creek and La Fair Creek and the impressive canyon wal
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Brice Creek Trailhead Provides access to: Brice Creek Trail No. 1403 which follows Brice Creek for 5.7 miles. Brice Creek Trail is a popular hike that traverses a scenic canyon with numerous small waterfalls, pools, and rocky outposts, the last of which provide spaces for picnicking and sunbathing along the creek.
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