The State of California has 18 national forests with incredible outdoor recreational activities that attract millions of visitors and citizens each year.
California has many forests of which a brief description of few of them is given below:
Angeles National Forest has natural environments, breath-taking scenery, man-made campgrounds, picnic areas, lake for swimming, fishing, skiing in calm waters and pleasant ambience. This forest is also a host for hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and vehicle riders.
Cleveland National Forest located in the southernmost of California is spread across an area of 460,000 acres with chaparral and riparian areas. This forest has warm dry Mediterranean climate and is divided into Descanso, Palomar ad Trabuco Rager Districts. This tourist attraction is famous for picnics, hiking, horse-back activities, camping, driving and Sunrise Scenic Highway.
Inyo National Forest embraces eastern Sierra Nevada of California and the White Mountains of California and Nevada and includes two major forests: John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams Wilderness. The forest is spread across an area of more than 2 million acres stretching across the eastern side of Yosemite.
Klamath National Forest located in Siskiyou County of northern California is spread across an area of 1,737,774 acres. The forest embraces ponderosa pine, Jeffery pine, Douglas fir, red fir, white fir and incense cedar. Klamath National Forest is headquartered at Yreka, California.
This fresh water lake in Sierra Nevada is located at an elevation if 6,225 feet across the border of California and Nevada. The largest alpine lake of North America, Lake Tahoe Basin National Forest is 1,645 feet deep designating itself as the second deepest lake in America. Lake Tahoe is a great tourist attraction sporting activities like ski resorts, outdoors recreation, snow skiing and other such activities.
Lassen National Forest, named after Peter Lassen is spread across an area of 1,700 square miles in north-eastern California. Established in 1905, this forest is governed by the U.S Forest Service. Lassen National Forest is home to mixed conifer forests, ponderosa pine, white fir, Jeffrey pine, red fir, lodgepole pine and other trees.
Located in the southern and central California, Los Padres National Forest elevates 8,831 feet above the sea level. Embracing an area of 1,950,000 acres of land, this forest is also spread across the Californian coastline from Ventura to Monterey. Los Padres National Forest, divided into two portions, is a popular sport for hiking, campgrounds and other such activities. Other forests in California State include Eldorado National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Plumas National Forest, Modoc National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest, Tahoe National Forest and many other forests.
For more List of California Forests.