White Rocks National Recreation Area

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White Rocks National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of White Rocks National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of White Rocks National Recreation Area
Location Rutland / Bennington / Windsor counties, Vermont, USA
Nearest city Rutland, Vermont
Coordinates 43°22′49″N 72°55′06″W / 43.3803502°N 72.9184355°W / 43.3803502; -72.9184355Coordinates: 43°22′49″N 72°55′06″W / 43.3803502°N 72.9184355°W / 43.3803502; -72.9184355
Area 36,400 acres (147.31 km2)
Established June 19, 1984
Governing body United States Forest Service

White Rocks National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in southern Vermont, United States, within the Green Mountain National Forest. The Peru Peak and Big Branch Wilderness areas are within White Rocks NRA. On January 17, 2006 President George W. Bush signed Pub.L. 110–1, which renamed the park to the Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area, after Robert Stafford, former Governor of Vermont, United States Representative, and U.S. Senator.[1]

Recreational activities include camping and hiking on a 30 mile (48 kilometer) section of the Appalachian Trail that traverses the recreation area. There are also 61 miles (97.6 kilometers) of maintained snowmobile trails within the recreation area. Chaos Canyon is a cleft in a giant quartzite rockslide in the Area.

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  1. ^ "Congressional Record109th Congress (2005-2006)". The Library of Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 

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