Manti LaSal National Forest

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Approximately one million recreation visitor days are spent on the Forest annually in diverse activities. Recreation pursuits include fuelwood gathering, sightseeing, hunting, fishing, off-highway vehicle riding, camping, boating, picnicking, and just relaxing in the Forest environment. Winter activities include snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Primitive recreation activities occur in the Dark Canyon Wilderness. The Forest contains two National Recreation Trails: the Left Fork of Huntington Canyon Trail, 4 miles in length, and the Fish Creek Trail, 10 miles in length. Both trails are located on the Manti Division. Many other trails exist on both divisions, including a transmountain trail on the Moab Ranger District.

Developed public recreation sites on the Forest include twenty family-type campgrounds, four family type picnic grounds, one winter sports site, one boating site, seven interpretive sites associated with an auto tour, four isolated interpretive sites, three recreation residence subdivisions comprised of thirty-four individual residences, and nine isolated recreation residences. There are two privately-owned resort type facilities under special-use permit.

Dispersed recreation occurs outside of areas where facilities are built especially for recreation. It occurs mostly along or adjacent to roads, and includes activities such as driving for pleasure, camping, hiking or mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and wilderness travel.

Information on developed and dispersed recreation opportunities including firewood and Christmas tree permits, can be obtained from the District offices.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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