White Rocks National Recreation Area
|White Rocks National Recreation Area|
|Location||Rutland / Bennington / Windsor counties, Vermont, United States|
|Nearest city||Rutland, Vermont|
|Area||36,400 acres (147.31 km2)|
|Established||June 19, 1984|
|Governing body||United States Forest Service|
|Website||White Rocks National Recreation Area|
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.
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.
- "Congressional Record109th Congress (2005-2006)". The Library of Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
- Media related to White Rocks National Recreation Area at Wikimedia Commons
- Green Mountain National Forest: Recreational Activities
- The Library of Congress: Congressional Record 109th Congress (2005-2006)
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