Sierra National Forest


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Sierra National Forest

Address:1600 Tollhouse Rd
Clovis, CA 93611

Phone:559-297-0706
Fax:559-294-4809
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra
Size: 1,300,000 acres.
Location:East-central California. Accessible by CA 41, 168, and 180. Nearby cities/towns include Fresno and North Fork.
Facilities:71 campgrounds, 11 group camps, dispersed camping, picnic areas, trails, winter sports areas, ski resort, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, sailing, whitewater rafting, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, OHV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, dog sledding, snow playing.
Special Features:Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, a 100-mile open loop through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range; five designated wilderness areas: Ansel Adams, Dinkey Lake, John Muir, Kaiser, and Monarch; Globe Rock, an improbably large granite sphere perched precariously, with the appearance that it will roll off at any time. Forest property abuts the southern boundary of Yosemite National Park (see entry in national parks section).

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The iconic mixed conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada, including Eldorado National Forest, Sierra National Forest and Yosemite National Park, are facing unprecedented threats from drought, pest outbreaks and massive wildfires.
Officials emphasized that Yosemite wasn't in imminent danger from the fire, which grew to more than 67 square miles (173 square kilometers) in the adjacent Sierra National Forest. Authorities decided on the shutdown to allow crews to perform protective measures such as burning away brush along roadways without having to deal with traffic in the park that welcomes 4 million visitors annually.
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a mere two miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park, and encompasses 48 spectacular acres that border the Sierra National Forest. The views can't be beat since the lodge, named for legendary Chief Tenaya of the Southern Sierra Ahwahneechee people, sits a mighty 5,288 feet up.
And down in Sequoia, Harrington clues-in readers about a little-known accessible cabin in Mineral King, as well as two accessible properties in the Sierra National Forest. Last but not least, she also includes an often overlooked campground near Yosemite Valley with large sites, accessible tent platforms, and fewer visitors.
Miyuki Harwood, 62, was found Saturday morning in a remote area of the Sierra National Forest after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team who were looking for her, AP quoted Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims as saying at a news conference.
The device helped PG&E's hydroelectric engineers perform a stress test to ensure the structural integrity of newly repaired rotors at Helms Pumped Storage Plant in the Sierra National Forest.
ClovisFest is an annual balloonist event held just south of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest near Clovis and Fresno, California.
Now you can overnight in the Sierra National Forest at A Far Meadow, on the edge of Yosemite where the closest thing to a crowd is a herd of deer.
This DVD documents The Teakettle Experiment, a 10-year study into the effects of fire and thinning on the Sierra National Forest in California.
A report by Pronos, Smith, and Vogler has recorded that the federal standard for ozone was exceeded at sites in the Southern Sierra Nevada, with Shaver Lake, located in Sierra National Forest, being one of them (1978).

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