Picture this: beautiful quiet woods, the sound of birdsong, wind lightly blowing through the treetops (sounds just like ocean waves - really!), happy voices. No traffic, No TV, no News, no worries. Perfect. Relax. Refresh your body, mind and spirit. Come to the mountain. ♡ ... See MoreSee Less

sorry i messed that post up, what i wanted to say was that we are doing improvements to campground this season,painting, replacing old signs etc. some more & exciting things coming for next season, i will keep you updated. [reggie ] manager ... See MoreSee Less

albeing done thisot of improvements ... See MoreSee Less

been raining again, but we still have 30 plus campers enjoying the campground, fishing still good. should be a busy 4th july, let the sunshine shine! ... See MoreSee Less

It is smokey in Oak Creek Canyon. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: During the last couple of hours, smoke from the Goodwin Fire has visibly crept into the Sedona area. This illustration, provided by the Coconino National Forest, shows smoke coverage stemming from the fire, which has grown to 20,644 acres. Governor Doug Ducey this afternoon declared a State of Emergency in Yavapai County in response to the blaze.

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Thanks for the granddaughter coming up to visit from down state, we took a rare moment to chill out on the Indian River near Widewaters Campground last Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Home Before the Squall, photo by Julie Mansour Thinking there's been a lot of rain lately? You're not wrong! Michigan has experienced a lot of rain over the last few weeks, and MLive.com meteorologist Mark Torregrossa shares that there are three weather conditions all combining over the Great Lakes that keep the rain machine running: Over the next 10 days there should be three weather systems moving through the Great Lakes region. Each of these storms should have one to two inches of rain in the heaviest swath of precipitation. The cause of the wet weather starts with numerous storm systems being born over the northern Pacific Ocean. These storms are hitting the Pacific Northwest coast every three to five days. The storm systems then cross the hotter than average Rockies and drop south into the base of a "U"-shaped bend in the jetstream. This U-shaped area is where storms spin faster and intensify. It's the area along the jetstream where large-scale weather systems are at their strongest. The final part to this wet weather scenario is what we call a "wide-open Gulf of Mexico." Southern winds from the Gulf of Mexico into the Midwest and Ohio Valley bring high amounts of water vapor northward. The strong storm systems use that water vapor to produce heavy rain. ...The total rainfall forecast over the next week, through July 4, 2017 shows NOAA forecasters expect a swath of five to six inch total rain. We will just have to watch where this heaviest rain sets up. Right now it is expected to fall south of the flooded areas in Michigan. It could easily shift north or south a few hundred miles. Julie caught the Neptune beating the rain in Holland last weekend. See more in her slideshow: www.flickr.com/photos/147020516@N08/show/with/35506590596/

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Great news. Big pine creek campground will open Thursday 6-29-17.
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Beautiful falls today.

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Rock River Falls , Rock River Wilderness.. Above average flow in the rivers this year.. If your looking an adventurous deep forest hike, this one is for you.. Thanks for sharing Michigan Nut Photography..

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Current conditions aren't too bad. 😁 #puremichigan #roamwherever

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Camper's Toilet Paper Dispenser 🌲🚽 Go in the great outdoors! bzfd.it/2tTgWvu

Hey all of you Nature Enthusiasts! Time to clean your camp cooler, find your tent and air out your sleeping bags. Plan your weekend menu, pack your awesome outdoor duds, a good book and a few led flashlights. Bring a deck of cards (or another fun game), brush up on the words to Kumbaya and She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain, etc. etc. No campfires doesn't mean you won't have a GREAT time. Of course you will! See you soon! Drive safe! Linda ... See MoreSee Less

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Update on North Lake Road: North Lake Rd is CLOSED at the day use area due to heavy runoff and road damage. For those seeking access to the lake, you will need to park below the road closure and walk up (at your own risk). Road repairs will not begin until runoff begins to subside; peak runoff from the historic snowpack has not occurred yet.

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Onion Valley Road is currently open until about a half mile from the top. The section of closed road has sustained damage due to flooding. If you intend to access this area for hiking you must park below the road closure, safely off the road, and walk up. Thank you~

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Take a peek at the elusive osprey chicks in the nest near the visitor center! Rangers got a rare look at the female feeding her young this evening. What do you think the chicks are saying? Photo: Female osprey feeding a chick by Alaina Vouaux/USFWS

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Snapping Turtle, photo by Kevin Povenz I came across a cool video of a snapping turtle laying her eggs - check it out in the comments below! The Michigan Turtles page from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says in part: Turtles reproduce by internal fertilization and produce shelled eggs deposited on land. Most mating takes place in spring after a brief courtship, which begins shortly after turtles emerge from their hibernation sites. Courtship displays vary greatly. Male Eastern Box turtles chase their intended mates and nip at their shell edges, or chin. Female painted turtles receive soft toenail strokes from potential mates. Male snapping turtles may fight fierce battles to drive rivals away from a choice breeding territory. Between late May and early July, a female turtle will leave the water and seek a sunny spot with little or no vegetation and moist, but not saturated, sand or soil. She digs a shallow nest cavity with her hind feet and deposits her clutch of eggs. Depending on species, the eggs may be round or oval and have either hard or flexible shells. The nest is then refilled by the female with excavated materials, without ever having seen the eggs and is abandoned to its fate. Many (probably most) turtle eggs are eaten by raccoons or other predators within a few days of being laid. Those that survive will hatch in two to three months. In most cases, the young head immediately for cover in shallow water (aquatic species) or leaf litter (box turtles). Young painted turtles have the ability to withstand partial freezing and often remain in the nest over winter, emerging in spring. In most turtle species, gender is determined by the temperature of the egg during a critical part of incubation. In general, male turtles tend to hatch from cooler eggs, and females hatch from warmer eggs. Once hatched, baby turtles can grow quickly for the first few years, with growth slowing as they near adulthood. Turtles are among the longest living animals on earth. Several species of turtles can live for several decades. With this longevity also comes a negative side. It takes several years for turtles to sexually mature (4 to 10 years for a Painted turtle, 14 to 20 years for a Blanding's or Wood turtle, and 15 years for a Snapping turtle). Non breeding turtles are often the targets of predators, automobiles, and pet seekers. In addition, the longer life span allows turtles to build up environmental toxins in their tissues. These toxins can have serious affects on a turtle's health and breeding ability. About this photo from 2014 Kevin writes: While out on our hunt for Bald Eagles on Sunday we came across 5 different female snapping turtles laying their eggs. This one was on the bank of the Grand River that was probably 10 feet above the river. See more in his Animals slideshow: www.flickr.com/photos/kevinpovenz/albums/72157622902867296/show

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We are looking forward to seeing you on the July 4th weekend ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Come spend the Fourth of July in the cool pines !! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is how far you can get up Onion Valley Road water running all over so you will have to walk from road closures sign. ... See MoreSee Less

Houston Mesa Campground is now open, reservations start in 24 hours ... See MoreSee Less

Sharp Creek Campground is now open,reservations will start in 24 hours. ... See MoreSee Less

Our 2nd annual Golf Cart parade will be July 1st. Starting at noon. Decorate your golf cart and join the fun. It's a good time folks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scott Falls, AuTrain, MI.. We are always drawn to this little waterfall. Every time we drive past we find ourselves stopping to have a look and take some photos.. On this day it was really flowing strong from recent heavy rains.. Thanks for sharing Michigan Nut Photography..

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Our oldest known banded common loon at 30 years old and his mate of 21 years...sucessfully hatched his 30th and 31st chicks this weekend. I was thrilled to find them this morning and spend some quiet tme just enjoying this amazing loon and father...as he tended his young. His mate...V4...brought fish that were too large for the little ones to eat. ABJ took the fish and tried to feed them...then ended up fishing for them himself...while she did what she does best...preen. 😉

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Hey Mt. Lemmon Groupies, did you enjoy the brief, but beautiful rain showers this weekend on the mountain? Cool and refreshing! The forest smelled incredible! The USFS fire ban is still in effect. That means no campfires, using the grills or smoking (smokers may smoke in a vehicle ). You may use a propane campstove to cook with. In case your finding this fire ban too tough for your camping plans, consider this. Having a campfire is wonderful but there's so much more to the fine art of camping such as: setting up your campsite, sleeping in a tent, hiking, card games in the soft glow of a camping lantern, eatting camp food, etc. Around your camp table, share stories of your life or an ancestors life (good way to engage the kids in family history), sing camping songs, etc.Go on Pinterest and search for camping ideas - there's a gazillion. Enjoy the beautiful forest. Listen to the birds call and sing. Sing to the birds, or yourself. Just have a good time on the mountain! If you have any questions about the fire restrictions in place right now call us at 520-576-9198, or 520-576-1492, or 520-576-3091. Happy Camping!☆ See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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The kids are having a blast swimming in the Creek! ... See MoreSee Less

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The kids are having a blast swimming in the Creek! ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you lose your keys at Christopher Creek ? The Host found these down at the creek today, you may pick them up at the Campground , check with Valerie. ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE: CHP - Bishop is beginning to escort traffic now. Please be aware, there is an approximate 3 mile stretch of highway 395 that will be single-lane. Slow down and drive cautiously. A big THANK YOU to Caltrans District 9! Northbound 395 is closed due to flooding - south of Independence, north of Manzanar. Southbound lane is currently open. If you are traveling north, anticipate at least an hour of delay. We will keep you updated!

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No matter how cloudy it is, there is always time to play in the lake. ... See MoreSee Less

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Inyo County SAR assisted a group of PCT hikers in a creek crossing at Symmes Creek yesterday. The historic snowpack in the Sierra and associated runoff has caused our creeks and streams to run full and extremely fast. Please be extra cautious around all waterways this year. *photos provided by Inyo SAR

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The creek is so refreshing at Manzanita Campground. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful Crescent Moon Ranch. ... See MoreSee Less

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Scout troop #964 from Casa Grande enjoying the cool Pines Christopher Creek Campground. ... See MoreSee Less

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Another fun Saturday at Christopher Creek Campground , Rock Painting , and a Bear Talk. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rose Canyon Lake Campground and Picnic Area added 22 new photos to the album: RRM Campgrounds — at Mount Lemmon. ... See MoreSee Less

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You just can't beat the peace and serenity of a Summer Sunset over Double Lake !

These photos were snapped this evening from the Picnic/Day Use Area. The Picnic Shelter, top left, is a historical structure and is available for day use by making a reservation through our office.
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We hope you enjoy your stay and would love if you could give us feed back on Tripadvisor! https:www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel Review-g43044-d10617933-Rev Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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thankyou everyone for your great comments, looks like another busy weekend here, ... See MoreSee Less

Friday funny 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

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For those of you inquiring why the North Lake Rd. is closed, here are some of the flooding issues. Photo by Shane Hoskins. Inyo County Sheriff's Office.

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UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE NOTICE: Starting this coming Monday we will be in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED IN DEVELOPED CAMPSITES IN CAMPGROUNDS. NO USE OF CHARCOAL OR WOOD GRILLS IN DEVELOPED CAMPSITES IN CAMPGROUNDS. Propane cook stoves are allowed. When the mountain gets substantial rainfall restrictions may end. Until then, we all need to be good sports and follow USFS warnings/rules. ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning everyone wanted to let you know that the the road to Onion Valley is Open but campground is still closed. ... See MoreSee Less

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