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Pinewoods Lake Recreation Area is in southeastern Missouri along US-60 about 30 miles northwest of Poplar Bluff. It is an ideal location to enjoy lake fishing and scenic trails. The lake lies within Mark Twain National Forest; the area is densely wooded. A nearly 1 1/2-mile walking trail surrounds the lake. Most of the trail has a concrete surface and is accessible. The entire trail is relatively flat, with no difficult sections. Circling the 32-acre lake, the trail provides views of the lake, songbirds and wildlife, and an abundance of wildflowers.
The lake offers a floating fishing pier and a concrete boat ramp. Anglers enjoy fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish.
The day-use picnic shelter pavilion can accommodate up to 75 people. It is equipped with tables and large grills. Accessible vault toilets are provided. Trash collection service is not available; visitors must carry out all garbage. Drinking water is not available.
Seminoe to Alcova Back Country Byway is located in south-central Wyoming about 32 miles southwest of Casper. The 64-mile route follows county roads across a mostly desert landscape between the small towns of Sinclair and Alcova. Features of the byway include Pathfinder Reservoir, Seminoe Reservoir, and the North Platte River.
Much of the land surrounding the byway is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Several public campgrounds are along or near the byway. Dugway and Prior Flat campgrounds are managed by the BLM. Dugway has five sites (no charge) and Prior Flat has 15 sites. Alcova Lake Campground is near the northern end of the byway has 200 sites, some with hookups. Camping is also available at Seminoe State Park.
Geocaching is a fun way to explore the areas you travel through and around you once you’ve reached your destination. Learn more about geocaching at this website (http://www.geocaching.com) or watch the short video below.
Padre Island National Seashore is one of my favorite National Park Service areas to visit. Enjoy the video.
State tourism offices are great sources of information for trip planning. They provide information about things to do, places to stay, special events, and much more. Tourism offices usually offer some sort of free vacation guide that can be mailed to you.