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Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Sweetwater County, Wyoming / Daggett County, Utah, USA
Nearest city Green River, Wyoming
Coordinates 40°54′52″N 109°25′17″W / 40.91444°N 109.42139°W / 40.91444; -109.42139Coordinates: 40°54′52″N 109°25′17″W / 40.91444°N 109.42139°W / 40.91444; -109.42139
Area 207,363 acres (839.17 km²)
Established October 1, 1968
Governing body United States Forest Service

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located in the states of Wyoming and Utah. The centerpiece of the recreation area is the 91 mile (145.6 kilometer) long Flaming Gorge Reservoir, a reservoir created by the Flaming Gorge Dam along the Green River in 1964. The area was given the name "Flaming Gorge" by John Wesley Powell during his 1869 expedition down the Green River due to the spectacular red rock cliffs that surround the river in this area. Flaming Gorge National Recreation area is administered by the Ashley National Forest.

Activities in the recreation area include camping, hiking, boating and fishing on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, and rafting on the portion of the Green River downstream from Flaming Gorge Dam.

Flaming Gorge Dam is used to generate hydroelectric power. Three turbines and generators at the base of the dam have the capacity to produce 50,650 kilowatts of electrical power.

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