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Mark Twain National Forest seeking feedback on recreation plan

Document: Mark Twain National Forest Draft Five-Year Recreation Facility Strategy

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The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service has extended the public comment period on a draft of its five-year Recreation Facility Strategy for Mark Twain National Forest.

The public has until Oct. 17 to submit comments related to the plan, which outlines some of the changes the national forest is considering.

The Dry Fork Horse Camp, Pine Ridge Campground and Carrington Pits Picnic Site are some of the MTNF recreation sites near Fulton.

According to the draft plan, which can be found at bit.ly/3mGgYmK, the USDA is considering adding a host site at Pine Ridge for Pine Ridge and Dry Fork.

Costs associated with the campground projects include $6,750 for a septic system, water line and gravel parking pad, as well as $200 to replace the information board roof at Pine Ridge.

A camping fee is being considered

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Amistad National Recreation Area reopening weekends and holidays, Labor Day included



After closing on weekends due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Amistad National Recreation Area is reopening seven days a week. Photo: Jerry Lara, San Antonio Express-News / ©2013 San Antonio Express-News

Photo: Jerry Lara, San Antonio Express-News


After closing on weekends due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Amistad National Recreation Area is reopening seven days a week.


The Amistad National Recreation Area is reopening seven days a week after temporarily closing on the weekends due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

The National Park Service announced the opening on Friday, which begins this weekend and includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Though most parts of the park, like boat ramps, hiking rails, campgrounds and day-use spots, are reopening, the Viewpoint Cliffs and Blackbrush Point picnic areas will remain temporarily closed. The park service has these charts detailing which amenities are available to guests.



Amistad National Recreation Area, which is about three hours west

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Newly renovated Hotel Maytag Apartments win national affordable housing award

The conversion of a historic hotel in Newton into an affordable apartment complex has received national recognition.

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The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, a trade organization that advocates for low-income housing, chose the Hotel Maytag Apartments on Monday as a 2020 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the Historic Preservation category.

The award recognizes properties that effectively used the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, a tax incentive meant to encourage developers to create affordable housing options.

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The Hatch Development Group renovated the historic Hotel Maytag into a mixed-income apartment building with 45 units. Of those, 36 are available to renters who earn 60%

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Angeles National Forest – Recreation Passes & Permits



































The Forest Adventure Pass


The Recreation Fee Program, which includes the Adventure Pass, helps:

  • Conserve, protect, and restore natural and heritage resources
  • Enhance the visitor experiences by improving recreation opportunities and services


Wherever you live in Southern California, you’re just a short drive away from a spectacular wildland adventure—recreating in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests! Here you will find mountains as high as 11,500 feet, canyons, vast forests, lakes, waterfalls, rivers and streams, and a wealth of recreation activities—all waiting for you.


On the Angeles National Forest – San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, you can enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle

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