Sierra National Forest

Forests/Natural Areas in Sierra Nat'l Forest

Ansel Adams Wilderness

This alpine wilderness, named after the renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams, is dotted with sparkling lakes, glacially sculptured gorges and imposing peaks and spires. This 228,500 acres wilderness includes a number of lake and stream systems that are the headwaters of the San Joaquin River. Vegetation is mixed coniferous ...

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Clover Meadow

This area is a popular starting point for access to the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas. To get there take Hwy 41 North from Fresno. Turn on Road 200 to North Fork. Follow Road 200 until it turns into the Minarets Road (also known as the Sierra ...

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Courtright/Wishon

This backcountry area is known for its beautiful lakes, picturesque domes and geological formations. To get there take Hwy 168 northeast of Clovis to the Dinkey Creek Road (just before your get to Shaver Lake). Follow the Dinkey Creek Road east to Dinkey Creek. At Dinkey Creek take the ...

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Dinkey Lakes Wilderness

The Dinkey Lakes Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness area located 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Fresno, in the state of California, USA. It comprises 30,000 acres (120 km2) within the Sierra National Forest and was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System by the California Wilderness Act ...

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High Sierra Area

A number of developed and dispersed camping areas dot this beautiful high country region, which is surrounded by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. To get there take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Huntington Lake. At Huntington Lake take the Kaiser Pass Road east to Florence ...

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John Muir Wilderness

The John Muir Wilderness is a wilderness area that extends along the crest of the Sierra Nevada of California, USA for 90 miles (140 km), in the Inyo and Sierra National Forests.Established in 1964 by the Wilderness Act and named for naturalist John Muir, it contains 581,000 acres (2350 ...

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Kaiser Wilderness

The Kaiser Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness protected area located 70 miles (110 km) northeast of Fresno in the state of California, USA. It was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System by the United States Congress on October 19, 1976. The wilderness is 22,700 acres (92 km2) ...

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Monarch Wilderness

The Monarch Wilderness (also Monarch Wilderness Complex) is a federally designated wilderness area located 70 miles east of Fresno, California in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It encompasses 44,896 acres (181.69 km2)within both the Sequoia National Forest and the Sierra National Forest and is managed by the United States ...

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