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Description:
Public access lands are areas that people can visit at their leisure where permits, special memberships, etc. are not required in order to explore and/or be educated.

This category seeks to waymark forests and lands that are accessible to the general public and do not qualify as National, State, Provincial and/or Municipal parks.
Expanded Description:
Areas that will qualify for this category include (but are not necessarily limited to): National forest, State forest, State game lands, wildlife management areas, nature preserves/refuges, nature conservancy areas and general public use lands.

If an area is already listed in the National, State, Provincial and/or Municipal parks categories it should be listed in those categories and not here.

Since some public access areas have multiple entry points, etc. waymarks will be accepted for all visibly marked trailheads and/or designated parking locations for the area (meeting reasonable distance requirements, etc).

If the land is undeveloped, signs delineating the public lands will be accepted (meeting reasonable distance requirements). Signs should be of substance, clearly designate the name of the area of public use and should be more elaborate then a “posted sign” stapled to a tree.

Variations of this will happily be reviewed by the group to see if they fit this category. Keep in mind that the more information provided and the more detailed the pictures, the sooner the waymarks will be approved!
Instructions for Posting a Public Access Lands Waymark:
Minimum qualifications for posting a WM in this category:

1 - Coordinates taken by you of the trailhead, parking and/or signage of the public land

2 – Waymarkers are encouraged to submit multiple photos taken by you of the area which can include pictures of the parking/trailhead area and pictures of the area itself (trails, terrain features, unique locations, etc.) in order to give visitors an idea of what is in store for them

3 - Has to be lands open to the general public that do not qualify as National, State, Provincial and/or Municipal Parks

4 - Land should be accessible to anyone (no areas that require a membership to visit)

5 - The area has to be at least 1 hectare/acre/km/etc. in size

6 - Must be listed as public access land either through signage on location or a reliable internet source verifying the land is indeed for public use

Your description of the area should include any background/history about the location, what the area is like (forests, fields, swamps, animal life, water features, trails, etc.), the quality and length of the trails (if applicable) and any activities visitors can enjoy while there.

Any questions on what might qualify - please let us know!
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Variables:
  • Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.)
  • Is there a trail system?
  • If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.
  • What points of interest are there?
  • What activities are available?
  • Hours of accessibility?
  • List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.)
  • Dogs Allowed?
  • Is a permit/fee required?
  • If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.
  • Please supply the website of the land if available
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Public Access LandsDrummond Flats Wildlife Management Area - Drummond, OK

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This five-thousand-acre wildlife management area is west of Drummond, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/8/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsElfin Forest - Los Osos, CA

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The elfin forest in Los Osos, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsAudubon Newhall Preserve - Hilton Head Island, SC

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A 50-acre nature preserve for hiking and birdwatching.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member catcarlson

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/12/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsSchultz Wildlife Management Area - Hardesty, OK

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The Schultz Wildlife Management Area is open to public use, with some restrictions - south of Hardesty, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/7/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsKinoshita Farm - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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A large and historic farm in San Juan Capistrano, California. It is owned and operated under the San Juan Capistrano Public Lands System.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsEcon River Wilderness Area - Oviedo, FL

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A 420-acre property with 2.7 miles of hiking trails.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member catcarlson

location: Florida

date approved: 4/10/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsHögasand - Fågelmara, Sweden

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Högasand Nature Reserve is an area with among pines and sand dunes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Blekinge, Sweden

date approved: 4/7/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsUC Irvine Ecological Preserve - Irvine, CA

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A large ecological preserve at the University of California, Irvine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/1/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsForêt domaniale du Mesnil - Le Tronchet, France

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[EN] The Mesnil forest is a national forest located in Mesnil-Roc'h and Le Tronchet in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, it covers an area of 603 hectares. [FR] La forêt du Mesnil est une forêt domaniale située à Mesnil-Roc'h et au Tronchet dans le département d'Ille-et-Vilaine, elle couvre une superficie de 603 hectares.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 3/27/2022

last visited: 3/27/2022

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Public Access LandsDabbs Greer Town Hole Park and Access - Anderson, MO

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MCD Access named after popular TV Actor

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/13/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsLake Jesup Conservation Area, East Lake Jesup Tract - Seminole County, FL

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A nature preserve on Lake Jesup with a mile-long trail loop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member catcarlson

location: Florida

date approved: 2/20/2022

last visited: 3/6/2022

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Public Access Lands100 Mile House Marsh - 100 Mile House, BC

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100 Mile House Marsh is behind the South Cariboo Visitor Centre at Airport Road and Highway 97. Look for the giant skis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/30/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsBolsa Chica Ecological Reserve - Huntington Beach, CA

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A large public land in Huntington Beach, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/4/2022

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsLimestone Canyon Regional Park - Foothill Ranch, CA

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A large wilderness park in Foothill Ranch, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/11/2021

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsBryne Preserve - Los Altos Hills, CA

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Bryne Preserve is a presever in Los Altos Hills, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2021

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsBig Rocks

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Welcome to Big Rocks a Special Recreation Management Area OHV Open Area

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keegus97

location: Utah

date approved: 10/6/2021

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsCalm Bay - West Mere, New Zealand

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Calm Bay is sited on the Northern Shore of Lake Manapouri sraight across from Manapouri Township. Part of Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 9/1/2021

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsState Game Lands - Sandy Ridge, Pennsylvania

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Access point with parking to State Game Lands # 33 off of PA Rt 350, near Sandy Ridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2021

last visited: 8/8/2021

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Public Access LandsElwood Recreational Area - Elwood, KS

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The Elwood Recreational Area is open for public use, with some restrictions - in Elwood, Kansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Kansas

date approved: 8/4/2021

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsGreat Down Park, Bursledon - Wild Flower Meadow

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Park area with wild flower meadow and paths for walking/dog walking.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bursledon

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/13/2021

last visited: never

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Public Access LandsHungerford Nature Reserve - Bursledon

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Small and tucked away nature reserve in Hungerford, Bursledon. Visit in dry weather.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bursledon

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/12/2021

last visited: 7/22/2021

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Public Access LandsState Game Lands 33 - Centre County, PA

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This land is open to visitors, day and night. In major hunting seasons, hunters have priority and other visitors should stay away to allow this activity. Wearing blaze orange is always fashionable here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/6/2021

last visited: 8/7/2021

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Public Access LandsDen Treek / Henschoten - Austerlitz, the Netherlands

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The estate Den Treek / Henschoten is a large private woodland with public access

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 6/6/2021

last visited: 2/24/2022

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Public Access LandsBoutureira - San Cibrao de Viñas, Ourense, Galicia, España Edit Page

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Park of San Ciprián das Viñas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 6/1/2021

last visited: 6/1/2021

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Public Access LandsLandgoed Boschhoeve - Nijeberkoop NL

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Landgoed Boschhoeve a freely accessible nature reserve in Nijeberkoop, The Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Friesland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/1/2021

last visited: never

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