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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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Continental Divide   This geographic area is the scenic backdrop and primary recreational resource for Montana’s capital city, Helena. It also includes the smaller communities of Austin, Rimini, and Unionville. Portions of the geographic area are in the political geographies of Lewis and Clark, Powell, and Jefferson counties. The spine of the divide is higher, cooler, wetter, and more exposed, imbuing it with a unique microclimate. The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail follows the crest of the divide.
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Copper Creek #983 The Copper Creek Trail #983 begins at the Copper Creek Trailhead and ends at the intersection with the Conundrum Trail #981.  This trail is a main access point for the East Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness where Wilderness Regulations apply and a permit is required for entry that is available for free at the trailhead.
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Copper Salmon Wilderness */ The 13,757-acre Copper Salmon Wilderness is tucked away in the northwest corner of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, 11 miles east of Port Orford on the Elk River, and includes the North and South Forks of Elk River and the upper Middle Fork of Sixes River.
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Corral Creek Road #650.1  Corral Creek Road is 2 miles. It is open to high clearance vehicles, ohv, motorcycle, horse, bicycle and foot traffic. The road connects to the Meadow Lake and Meadow Ridge Campgrounds and the Meadow Lake Fishing Day Use area.
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Corral Point Road #649.1  Corral Point Road is 2.4 miles. The road is open to vihicles with high clearance, ohv, motorycycle, horse, bicycle and foot traffic. The road connects#601 and #650.
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Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary (CCIDSS) is the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary located on National Forest System lands and also in North America. International Dark Sky Sanctuaries are lands possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights.  For more information on dark skies or the International Dark Sky Association - http://www.darksky.org/. The CCIDSS offers a 360-degree, unobstructed view of the night sky, and often hosts “star parties” in cooperation with the partner group “Friends of the Cosmic Campground.” This site is situated where there is little light pollution and low development.
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Cottonwood Cabin

Cottonwood Cabin is in central Washington's Entiat Valley, on the banks of the Entiat River four miles above Entiat Falls, in a mature lodgepole pine and spruce forest at an elevation of 3,000 feet.


Steeped in history


The cabin was constructed in the 1940s as an administrative site to house fire, trail and campground crew personnel. The facility also includes a barn and corral where the district kept stock during a portion of the season for use by the trail crew and fire lookouts.


A recreational oasis


Today the cabin offers visitors a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation from June through November in the forested mountain terrain of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  The area surrounding the cabin is home to abundant wildlife.


Guests will find that the surrounding area offers opportunities to hike, fish, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.


Anglers will enjoy casting a line into the Entiat River above Entiat Falls. Carving through a wide, U-shaped valley, the river is dominated by relatively shallow riffles interspersed with pools, plunge pools and glides where the trout fishing is quite good.  


Nearby Silver Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile hike along Silver Creek to the base of the 141-foot Silver Falls. Along the way, hikers are treated to views of the 141-foot cascade, as well as the Entiat valley below, and the mountains above. Beautiful stone staircases and bridges along the trail offer many stopping points to take the perfect photograph. 

Cowpuncher Guard Station Cowpuncher GS is temporarily closed due to a structure fire. The Forest Service plans to reopen the guard station with a temporary yurt until the cabin can be rebuilt.
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Cowpuncher Guard Station Yurt Cowpuncher Yurt is located in the Dixie National Forest, 20 miles northeast of the town of Escalante in southern Utah. The yurt is situated just off the Hells Backbone Road and is accessed by road during summer and fall. When the roads are closed by snow, an 8.5 mile snowmobile ride will get you there. 
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Crocker Guard Station Recently refurbished by volunteers so that it can be shared with our visitors, this rustic cabin sleeps 10. It's ideal for a family get together, weddings or special event. No water and no electricity make it a perfect location to get unplugged and relax. Click Here for a brochure   If your group needs more accomodations, the Crocker Campground is just a hoot and a holler away.
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