Activities 
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From recreation to science, the National Conservation Lands provides outstanding opportunities. Each site’s offerings are aligned to the legislation that created it. Below are some suggested activities - check with site staff before your visit.

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Accessible Trail

Headwaters Forest Reserve

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Auto Tour

California National Historic Trail
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Old Spanish National Historic Trail

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Backcountry Vehicle Touring

Carrizo Plain National Monument
King Range National Conservation Area

 

Backpacking

King Range National Conservation Area
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas

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Camping

Carrizo Plain National Monument
King Range National Conservation Area
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

 

Cultural Site

Carrizo Plain National Monument
California National Historic Trail
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

 

Educational Program

Headwaters Forest Reserve
King Range National Conservation Area
Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

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Equestrian/Packer

Carrizo Plain National Monument
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
King Range National Conservation Area
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

Fishing

North Fork American River
Eel River
Klamath River
Merced River
Trinity River
Tuolumne River
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Cache Creek Wilderness
Headwaters Forest Reserve
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
King Range National Conservation Area
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

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Carrizo Plain National Monument
King Range National Conservation Area
Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas

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Mountain Biking

Carrizo Plain National Monument
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
King Range National Conservation Area

 

Scientific Study

California Coastal National Monument
Headwaters Forest Reserve
King Range National Conservation Area
Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area

 

Visitor Center

Carrizo Plain National Monument
King Range National Conservation Area
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

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Whitewater Boating

North Fork American River
Eel River
Klamath River
Merced River
Trinity River
Tuolumne River

 

Wildflowers

Cache Creek Wilderness
Carrizo Plain National Monument
King Range National Conservation Area
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

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Wildlife Viewing

California Coastal National Monument
Carrizo Plain National Monument
King Range National Conservation Area
Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Monument

 


Conservation System Units

National Monuments  

National Conservation Area

Forest Reserve

Outstanding Natural Area

Wild and Scenic Rivers

National Historic and Scenic Trails

Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas 

 

National Conservation Lands