With over 2.5 million rugged acres, Idaho’s Boise National Forest offers something for everyone. There are over 9,000 miles of rivers and streams and more than 250 reservoirs and lakes so for fishermen, boaters and whitewater junkies, it’s a haven. But the forest is much more than a water sports destination. Most of the ofContinue reading “Boise National Forest”
The Oconee National Forest is the sister of Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest has a combined total of 866,468 acres, with 116,232 acres of that being Oconee’s contribution. The two lands are governed as one. So rules and regulations that affect one of them usually impact both of them. HeadquartersContinue reading “Oconee National Forest”
Chattahoochee National Forest contains a part of The Appalachian Mountains known broadly as The North Georgia Mountains. The land spans 750,145 acres, though sometimes the neighboring forest of Oconee is counted along with Chattahoochee, totaling 866,468 acres altogether. Northern Georgia is a temperate deciduous forest ecosystem. While there are some evergreen species here such asContinue reading “Chattahoochee National Forest”
Osceola National Forest, located in northeast Florida between Lake City and Jacksonville, is 200,000+ acres of various kinds of swamps, flatlands, and lakes. The forest contains protected wilderness areas, a National Natural Landmark, historical sites, and a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail. People come from all around the country to enjoy miles andContinue reading “Osceola National Forest”
Apalachicola National Forest is the forest of Florida’s Panhandle (Northwest Florida), 4 miles southwest of Tallahassee. These woods are 632,890 acres of pine sandhills, flatwoods, marshes, and floodplains. All of these rich ecosystems support a diverse variety of native Florida species, such as woodpeckers, bobcats, foxes, snakes, coyotes, black bears, turkeys, fox squirrels, and alligators. In the hottest monthContinue reading “Apalachicola National Forest”
The Ocala National Forest lies just above Orlando, west of Daytona Beach in central Florida. Ocala is 430,447 acres (607 sq miles) of longleaf pine sandhills and shrublands with both coniferous and evergreen oak species. This is the kind of forest that thrives on the controlled burns that have replaced Florida’s historically common natural fires. Continue reading “Ocala National Forest”
Let the tranquil perfume of juniper and blue spruce fill your lungs as you take your first step down the trail into White River National Forest. In the spring and summer, the wildflower displays and butterflies will surround you with rich, brilliant colors. Hot pink flameweed, baby blue harebells, and cream white yarrow line theContinue reading “White River National Forest”
Uncompahgre National Forest is home to Uncompahgre (un-come-pah-gray) Peak, the tallest of the San Juan Mountains, and the sixth tallest in the whole Rocky Mountains. The forest covers 955,229 acres- that’s 1,492.55 square miles! With the forest spanning such a wide area, it’s no wonder that Uncompahgre is shared by 8 Colorado counties: Montrose, Mesa,Continue reading “Uncompahgre National Forest”
Places like San Juan National Forest are the reason Colorado is known as “The Switzerland of America,” and, “Colorful Colorado.” Truly, from atop the graceful peaks of San Juan, with views of rolling clouds mirrored by turquoise lakes and fields of rainbow wildflowers, one might mistake the view for the Swiss Alps. This isn’t EuropeContinue reading “San Juan National Forest”
The greatest attraction in San Isabel National Forest is Mount Elbert, the highest peak in The Rocky Mountains. If that weren’t enough for climbing enthusiasts, the forest also contains 18 more fourteeners. San Isabel and its conjoined neighbors make up over one million acres of central Colorado land, spread out over 11 counties. Those 11 include: Chaffee,Continue reading “San Isabel National Forest”
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