The Sumter National Forest covers more than 370,000 acres spread over three non-contiguous ranger districts in South Carolina.
The 2.1 million-acre Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is mere minutes from Utah’s largest cities running just east of the Wasatch Front on the Wasatch Mountains. It also stretches for more than 130 miles north to south from Logan to Spanish Fork.
This is among the most stunning land in Colorado. Some of the roads top out at nearly 12,500 feet, and have 365 degree views of the San Juans.
Browns Canyon’s 21,586 acres encompass rugged lands along the upper Arkansas River; here, spectacular granite walls rise from the river to heights eclipsing 10,000 feet, with the taller 14,000-foot peaks of the Sawatch Range visible in the distance.
The Black may be Arizona’s most celebrated trout fishery. In its upper 35 miles it tumbles through a deep bedrock canyon accented by red rock cliffs and old growth pine. These waters are home to Apache trout, one of the state’s native salmonids.
The Thompson Divide encompasses 221,000 acres of public land within the White River National Forest in Pitkin, Garfield and Mesa counties, just south of the Roaring Fork Valley in west-central Colorado.
“Many people are surprised to learn that we have 4,000 miles of trout streams in Georgia,” Charlie Breithaupt. “95 percent of them are on public lands, and most of these are in the Chattahoochee.
The Hermosa Creek Watershed comprises 107,886 acres of public lands managed as a combination of wilderness, roadless and special management areas.