Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
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|Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area|
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
with namesake red sandstone cliffs.
|Location||Sweetwater County, Wyoming / Daggett County, Utah, USA|
|Nearest city||Green River, Wyoming|
|Area||207,363 acres (839.17 km2)|
|Established||October 1, 1968|
|Governing body||United States Forest Service|
|Website||Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area|
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in the states of Wyoming and Utah. The recreation centerpiece of the area is the 91 miles (146 km) long Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
The area was given the name "Flaming Gorge" by John Wesley Powell during his 1869 expedition down the Green River, due to the spectacular, gorgeous red sandstone cliffs that surround this part of the river.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation area is administered by the Ashley National Forest.
Activities in the recreation area include camping, biking, rock climbing, paddling, hiking, boating and fishing on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, and rafting on the portion of the Green River downstream from Flaming Gorge Dam.
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