Burley and Cassia County, Idaho
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Cassia County, Idaho

BURLEY AND CASSIA COUNTY, IDAHO

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The county seat and largest city is Burley. The Milner Historic Recreation Area lies along the Snake River, 9 miles west of Burley. Several camping recreation sites dot the four-mile shoreline. The area's basalt cliffs and surrounding sage grassland are a year-round haven for songbirds and waterfowl, with excellent fishing for bass, channel catfish, yellow perch, and trout, and ice fishing most winters.

Over 100 years ago, emigrants traveled through the area along the Oregon Trail. This rich history of the American West pilgrimage is preserved by various segments of the trail, marked by deep ruts, which are still visible today.
Acres of public lands provide hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, bicycling opportunities. The Snake River provides boating, boat racing, water skiing and fishing. Pomerelle Ski Resort provides early and deep snow for snow skiing and snowmobiling. The mountains offer paragliding and hang-gliding.

The City of Rocks National Reserve is a unique area and provides pioneer trails, recreation and scenic drives. The City of Burley provides golfing and each city in Cassia County has parks and softball facilities. The Cassia County Museum located in Burley is a must to visit and the Cassia County Fair and Rodeo is one of the largest in the state. These and other areas make Cassia County appealing to both residents and tourists.

South of Burley is a section of the Sawtooth National Forest which is the home of Mt. Harrison and Lake Cleveland. This mountain and lake were named from the 1888 presidential election -- the winner's name, Benjamin Harrison, went to the high mountain, and the loser's name, Grover Cleveland, went to the lower, less visible, lake. Mt. Harrison has an elevation of 9,285 ft. To the south is Cache Peak, the highest point of Mt. Independence. Cache Peak has the highest elevation in the county, 10,339 feet above sea level.

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