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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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Dyar Pasture Recreation Area

Sit on a quiet bench overlooking Dyar Pasture Recreation Area  and you might just feel invisible, less like an intruder and more a part of this 60-acre freshwater wetland less than 60 miles from Atlanta.  Witness an amazing display of birds and wildlife engaged in their natural rituals in this peaceful, middle-Georgia wetland.  Day-break and dusk offer particularly good times to see muskrats, beavers, snakes and deer foraging in the wetland and along the banks of the adjacent Oconee River.  A short, fully accessible nature trail and viewing deck provide continuous opportunities to see bird species including wood storks, ibises, herons, ducks, shorebirds, eagles, ospreys, and neo-tropical birds.  The area also offers picnicking and fishing opportunities, a boat launch with access to the Oconee River and Lake Oconee and a short hiking trail.

Managing a Waterfowl Conservation Area

Dyar Pasture was once a place where beavers controlled the water level and cattle grazed.  Today, this 60-acre freshwater wetland, created through a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Power and Ducks Unlimited, is outfitted with a dike and water flow control system.  This management allows for a healthy and sustainable waterfowl habitat. 

History abounds all around

Nearby Madison, Ga., is renowned for its streets of stately Antebellum homes and historic sites.  From the Native Americans who lived here for at least 10,000 years to the days when Hernando de Soto's troops came to the area in 1540 to Georgia's first paper mill in 1811, history has etched a rich heritage here. Today, the ruins of the Scull Shoals Historic Site witness a time gone by. Situated on the banks of the Oconee River, this is great place to appreciate area’s history, enjoy a picnic, or walk the trails in the area.

East Dorset Trailhead The East Dorset Trailhead provides access to the East Dorset Trail. Trailhead parking is off of Mad Tom Road approximately 0.6 miles from East Dorset before the road makes a sharp northward turn. 
East River #634 The East River Trail #634 begins on Forest Service Road 738.1A and ends on the Verzuh Young Bafand Ditch. This 4.4 mile round-trip trail is located just outside Crested Butte on the far side of Crested Butte Mountain. It follows the East River and provides an easy walk or ride not far from town with great wildflowers and terrific view of the East River Valley and White Rock Mountain. Geo-Ref Trail Map   Geo-Reference Instructions
East Rosebud Area The East Rosebud drainage is one of the more scenic locations in the Beartooths and offers many opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping. For a map of East Rosebud Rd, including campground locations, click here.For individual trail maps, click on the trail below or see our list of Beartooth RD maps.  
EAST SIDE EAST ASPECT - All trails and picnic sites found on the east side of the Sandia Mountain Range.
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Traveling the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway is a thrilling and unforgettable “peak” experience with awe-inspiring natural surprises around every bend – majestic giant sequoias, craggy granite boulders, lacy dogwood blossoms, ancient volcanic peaks, gnarled junipers, deep forests, spectacular open canyon vistas, billowing clouds, delicate cascading waterfalls, meandering rivers, brilliant quaking aspen, fragrant meadows of prolific native wildflowers, and pristine alpine lakes right at the road’s shoulder.
Echo Valley SnoPark About 10 miles from Chelan adjacent to Echo Valley Ski Area. Highway 150 / Manson Highway north for 2 miles to Boyd Road. Turn right and follow signs to Sno-Park.Elevation: 2,640 feet. 30 spaces. See MAP
Electric Lake Overlook Scenic Byway Sign For a description of this site, please contact the Price Ranger District: 435-636-3500.
Elk River The Elk River drains from the Grassy Knob Wilderness and Copper-Salmon Wilderness and empties into the Pacific Ocean north of Port Orford and south of Cape Blanco.
Elkhorn Mountains
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