The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central
Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant
natural resources. The Sierra National Forest encompasses more than 1.3 million
acres between 900 and 13,986 feet in elevation. The terrain includes rolling,
oak-covered foothills, heavily forested middle elevation slopes and the starkly
beautiful alpine landscape of the High Sierra. Abundant fish and wildlife,
varied mountain flora and fauna and numerous recreational opportunities make the
Sierra National Forest an outdoor lover's paradise.
The forest includes a number of scenic attractions, including Fresno Dome and Nelder Grove. Several reservoirs offer fishing, including Bass Lake, Wishon Reservoir, and Courtright Reservoir. Also, there are numerous hiking opportunities in wilderness areas: Ansel Adams, John Muir, Dinkey Lakes, Kaiser, and Monarch.