Over 300,000 Acres of Wilderness to Explore!
Lake County has a new national monument, and it was not built by people; it was here long before any of us.
In the California Coast Range mountains, a pristine wilderness area just 100 miles from San Francisco or Sacramento, the scenic and incomparable Berryessa Snow Mountain is now part of a region known as the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. That new distinction comes courtesy of a recent federal proclamation designating the 100-mile stretch of land in northern California wine country as a recognized and protected national treasure for lovers of the outdoors.
Berryessa Snow Mountain is now arguably California’s largest national monument (there are conflicting size estimates) and remains a world-class outdoor destination for hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and hunting.President Obama recently declared the approximately 330,780-acre Berryessa Snow Mountain region a national monument due to its unique geology, rich biological diversity and amazing cultural history. National monuments are not necessarily architectural structures; they are simply designated areas where resources are deemed limited and federally protected. The Giant Sequoia trees and Devil’s Tower in Wyoming are also considered national monuments. Now the Berryessa Snow Mountain region is one too.
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