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Recent news about the Sawtooth National Recreation Area's 50th anniversary!

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June 5, 2026

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SNRA announces 50th anniversary celebration schedule

August 10, 2022

Mt. Express official release of the anniversary's official celebration!

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Sawtooth National Recreation Area turns 50!

August 5, 2022

Official U.S. Forest Service News Release about the SNRA's 50th anniversary!

Happy birthday, SNRA!

June 15, 2022

With 756,000 acres of public lands and waters—including 700 miles of hiking trails and 300 high-elevation alpine lakes—the Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers boundless backpacking, fishing, cycling, climbing, hunting and rafting opportunities. - Mt.Express

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Conference discusses history and future of Sawtooth National Recreation Area

May 25, 2022

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is turning 50 this August. A Boise State University conference Tuesday focused on the history of this iconic Idaho destination, formed by a bipartisan act of Congress, and the challenges it faces ahead. - Boise State Public Radio

Sun Valley honors anniversary of Sawtooth National Recreation Area

April 13, 2022

The city of Sun Valley passed a resolution last week honoring the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, a U.S. Forest Service-designated zone that includes natural areas in and around Blaine County. - Mt. Express

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City of Stanley passes resolution celebrating Sawtooth Recreation Area

March 28, 2022

The City of Stanley has passed a resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area after members of the Idaho Legislature killed a state-level measure to mark the anniversary, citing government overreach. - KTVB 7

Sawtooth National Recreation Area celebrating 50 years

February 23, 2022

This year, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (NRA) is celebrating 50 years of being in service with more events planned for August 2022. - KTVB 7