Prescott National Forest opens additional recreation sites this weekend | The Daily Courier

The Prescott National Forest will open the following recreation sites starting on Saturday, May 1:

Developed Recreation sites that open May 1:

• Group Campgrounds – Eagle Ridge Group, Playground Group, Upper Wolf Creek Group;

• Day-Use Sites – Groom Creek Schoolhouse Group Day-Use and Nature Trail, Spruce Mountain Picnic Area, Thumb Butte Group Ramada, Mingus Mountain Picnic Site, Summit Picnic Site, Mingus Lake; and,

• Family Campgrounds – Lower Wolf Creek, Potato Patch, Mingus Mountain, Groom Creek Horse Camp.

Developed Recreation sites that open May 24:

• Group Campgrounds – Turney Gulch Group;

• Family Campgrounds – Hazlett Hollow;

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Forest considers numerous recreation, guiding permits

The Flathead National Forest is accepting public comment on 19 different recreation events and temporary outfitting and guiding activities that are expected to take place on public lands this year.

The events and activities would “provide a spectrum of opportunities like livery services, trail running and races, guided mountain biking, bike races, motorized tours, among others,” a media release on the projects states.

Seventeen of the proposals are for single-year permits while two are multi-year, though all activities would unfold within the May to October timeframe.

The first multi-year permit comes from Whitefish Legacy Partners, the cnity of Whitefish and

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Flathead National Forest Considers Flood of Requests for Recreation Permits

As if residents of Northwest Montana need further evidence that outdoor recreation is on the rise in the region, the Flathead National Forest is processing a flood of requests for events and outfitting services this summer, with proposals ranging from guided e-bike and ATV tours spanning 200 “service days” in the Whitefish Range to single-day foot races, bicycle rides, wellness retreats and shuttle services.

The deluge of proposals comes as both state and federal public land managers grapple with an uptick in outdoor recreation uses and predict record-breaking visitation this summer. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven

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US Forest Service seeks comment on Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area trail construction

The Dillon Ranger District is accepting comments on a proposal to construct more trails at Frisco Nordic Center.

The new trails are part of a second phase of winter and summer trail expansion on U.S. Forest Service land at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area. The proposed second phase includes the construction of 1.7 miles of 10 new winter Nordic ski trail segments and 5.4 miles of 14 new summer multiuse, nonmotorized trail segments.

The project’s second phase aims to provide better experiences for recreationists of various ability levels by creating loop trails. The Forest Service indicated in its notice that

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[Eye Plus] A Visit to ASEAN National Recreation Forest

As spring creeps in, more people are seeking outdoor activities to take advantage of the warmer weather — as evidenced by the recent uptrend in Korean-language Google searches for parks.

Located 25 kilometers north of central Seoul, the ASEAN National Recreation Forest in the city of Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, makes for a good spot for outings with family and friends.

The forest is especially accessible to those based in Seoul, Incheon, Ilsan and Uijeongbu, as it takes roughly an hour to make the trip. 

One of the perks of visiting the ASEAN National Recreation Forest is its location. Situated near
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