Mark Twain National Forest


Welcome to limitless opportunities in Missouri's national forest! The beautifulOzarks serve as the setting for a wide variety of activities, and you have 1.5million acres to roam. Fourteen floatable streams and 16 lakes from 3 acres to440 acres await you. You'll find trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, orFocusing on ecology, aesthetics, wildlife, and recreation has yielded a nationalforest that has truly come back from being "lands that nobody wanted" to thelovely woodland it is today. Come and enjoy! The Recreational Sites are broken down by Districts which are located in 1 of 4zones. Each zone contains maps of recreation opportunities for that zone,included on these map are some of the local government facilities that are alsoavailable.Zone 1 Cedar Creek, Houston and Rolla Ranger DistrictZone 2 Ava, Cassville and Willow Springs Ranger DistrictZone 3 Eleven Point and Poplar Bluff Ranger DistrictsZone 4 Potosi, Fredericktown and Salem Ranger DistrictsFor District specific Recreational OpportunitiesAva/Cassville/Willow SpringsEleven PointHouston/Rolla/Cedar CreekPoplar BluffPotosi/FredericktownSalemFor up-to-date information on closures and other current conditions, see "Alerts& Notices" on the left.





, MO


Auto Touring Biking Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Wildlife Viewing Swimming Horse Camping


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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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