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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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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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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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Bishop Field Office Recreation Sites

Enjoy a variety of scenic drives and recreational experiences at Bishop Resource Area. This area comprising approximately 750,000 acres of Public Lands in Inyo and Mono counties, ranging from desert to mountains. This diversity offers visitors a wide choice of activities unique to the public lands administered by the ...

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Alabama Hills Recreation Management Area

A millennia of wind, snow and eons of wind-blown sand have blasted across the 30,000 acres of public land to create the crisply sculptured ridges of the Sierra called Alabama Hills Recreation Area. The Alabama Hills gather their name from a Confederate warship responsible for wreaking havoc to northern ...

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American River North Middle South Forks

The famous Giant Gap 14-mile run of the even more famous North Fork American River is one of California's top whitewater challenges, for experts only. Cliffs tower 2,000 feet above the river. Heaps of mine tailings and old cabin ruins border this roller-coaster ride through the historic Mother Lode. ...

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Merced River Recreation Management Area

Beginning in the high country of Yosemite National Park, the Merced River makes a headlong rush through glacially-carved canyons, rugged mountains and foothills to the San Joaquin Valley. Ample access points allow you to float rapids at your own pace. Whitewater rafting opportunities include class III-V rapids. Come ashore ...

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