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The Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide Project

Discover what's special about the Sierra Nevada!  The Geotourism MapGuide Project seeks to celebrate the Sierra Nevada as a world-class destination, to boost tourism while contributing to local communities’ economic health, and promote long-term stewardship of the region.

Project supporters and residents of the Sierra Nevada are working together to create a web-based National Geographic Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide that explores the communities, activities, flavors, and uncommon beauty of this extraordinary Region of California.  Submit content to tell your story and share your knowledge and experiences with residents and visitors of the Sierra Nevada Region.  Join us!



The Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide Project is managed through a partnership by the National Geographic Society, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Business Council. 



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The Sierra Nevada Region offers world-class recreational opportunities for everyone.  You can challenge yourself with active physical activities such as hiking, biking, mountain climbing, river rafting or enjoy more tranquil opportunities such as sight seeing, picnicking, or visiting charming mountain communities.

The links below may assist you with your recreation search of the Sierra Nevada Region. 

Sierra Nevada Conservancy does not endorse or monitor these sites.  When you follow the link you will be leaving the Sierra Nevada Conservancy website.

Thank you for visiting us and enjoy your discovery of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Region and all that awaits you.

Park Finder

California State Parks

United States Forest Service

National Parks Service - California Region 

California Department of Fish and Game - Recreation

Bureau of Land Management


Links to Counties in the Sierra Nevada Region