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Squaw Leap Recreation Management Area

Once in Madera County, the visitor has a choice of two trails to travel. The northern portion of the trail makes a six-mile loop which takes one into the chaparral clothed uplands where they will encounter mountain lilac (ceanothus), manzaita, mountain mahogany, and many other shrubs and annual wildflowers. ...

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Ridgecrest Recreation Management Area

Situated at the edge of the Mojave Desert and the toe of the Sierras, Ridgecrest is a great place to be if you love the outdoors. These wild-lands mark the transition between the West Mojave and the Sierra, Great Basin and San Joaquin Valley bioregions. The wide variety of ...

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Jawbone/Butterbredt Recreation Management Area

With less than 5 inches of precipitation annually, including some snowfall, the dryness of the climate causes rapid evaporation at this site. Some water seeps underground to feed area springs that provide water, which is essential to wildlife. Butterbredt Spring supports desert wildlife while also providing water and habitat ...

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Red Hills Recreation Management Area

The Red Hills Management Area represents a unique blend of cultural and natural history. It consists of 7,100 acres (slightly more than 11 square miles) of public land located near the intersection of State Highways 49 and 120, just south of the historic town of Chinese Camp in Tuolumne ...

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Fortymile National Wild and Scenic River

River float trips, camping, and sightseeing from the Taylor Highway are the primary attractions for visitors to the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River. For an Alaska river, the Fortymile has an unusual number of access points, making it possible to enjoy float trips that range from one day to ...

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South Yuba River

The South Yuba River is a combination of history, scenic beauty, and whitewater excitement. Class IV and V rapids are spread along the river for maximum excitement for the experienced paddler. This Gold Country river flashes and dances through an intricate minefield of boulders on its downstream journey. Expect ...

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La Posa Long Term Visitor Area

The La Posa Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) was created in 1983 to fulfill the needs of winter visitors and to protect the local desert ecosystem from over-use. The campground is approximately 11,400 acres in size, flat landscape, sparsely vegetated with plants such as Creosote bushes, Palo Verde trees, ...

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Parker Strip Recreation Area

The Parker Dam Road "Thread of Life" highlights the scenic, natural, historic, and prehistoric values along an 11 mile (18 km) road that travels along the California shore of the Colorado River. This area has attracted people, wildlife, and vegetation along a linear oasis, creating the Thread of ...

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Bakersfield Recreation Sites

Whether you're looking for the thrill of whitewater, the excitement of prospecting for gold or maybe just an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, there is something for every taste within the National System of Public Lands managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. The field office is ...

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North Fork Kaweah River

The North Fork area contains the Advance Colony site, a part of the Kaweah Colony, a socialist utopian society formed in the 1880's. In 1884 a group of "utopian socialists" established the settlement of Arcady (or Haskell's bluff) in the vicinity of the present day community of Kaweah. In ...

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