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Things To Do Whether you're stopping by for an hour or planning a two-week vacation, Canyonlands offers many ways to spend your time in the park. Boating The Colorado and Green Rivers have played a significant role in shaping the landscape of Canyonlands, and both offer an interesting way to visit the ...

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Vaughn Baker

For over 9,000 years people have been coming to the powerful Columbia River of Lake Roosevelt National Monument. Once upon a time, the rich fishery of the river was used for survival and prosperity, and today visitors continue to enjoy the river’s recreational opportunities of fishing, camping, hunting and boating. Experience life on the river past and present when you visit Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Park Acreage: 
100390
Visitor Count: 
1281586
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Fort Spokane; Kettle Falls; Columbia Basin; Cascade Mountains
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Bull Trout; California Bighorn Sheep; American Peregrine
Entrance Fees: 
Campsite: $10.00 per night per site (May 1–September 30),
Nearest Major City: 
Spokane, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Coulee Dam, WA; Elmer City, WA; Grand Coulee, WA; Electric City, WA; Nespelem, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Spokane International Airport (GEG)

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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
JoAnne Kyral

Native Americans utilized the Mississippi River for trade, food and water supply long before Europeans visited the “New World.” Its watersheds have shaped the continent and its cultures, and today the “Father of Waters” is still just as powerful as it once was. Millions of people get their drinking water from the watershed, and also use it as a playground, a shipping lane, and a political boundary. Millions of plants, animals and other living things thrive in the river’s ecosystem.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round (Monday-Saturday)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (Monday-Saturday)
Park Acreage: 
53775
Highest Point Elevation: 
1000 feet
Visitor Count: 
3000000
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mississippi River; Saint Anthony Falls
Endangered Species: 
Higgins Eye Pearlymussel
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Minneapolis, MN
Gateway Communities: 
Davenport, IA; Rock Island, IL; Bettendorf, IA; Milan, IL; Moline, IL
Nearby Airports: 
Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP)

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
William K. Dickinson

There are a plethora of things to do and see at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Its magnificent lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen. Its deserts entertain hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. Thousands of desert plants and animals also live in the park, and have adapted to survive in extreme conditions.

Park Acreage: 
1.49566
Highest Point: 
Spirit Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
1320 feet
Visitor Count: 
7777753
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lake Mead; Lake Mohave; Mojave Desert
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle (1-5 days): $5.00;
Nearest Major City: 
Las Vegas, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Boulder City, NV; Las Vegas, NV; Lake Las Vegas, NV
Nearby Airports: 
Mc Carran International Airport (LAS)

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population? The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube at the park. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Park Acreage: 
68714
Highest Point: 
Mt. Tammany
Highest Point Elevation: 
1527 feet
Visitor Count: 
5254216
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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Middle Delaware National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population?! The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Visitor Count: 
5052264
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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Presidio of San Francisco (affiliated area)

Superintendent Name: 
Brian O'Neil
The Presidio of San Francisco served as an army post for three nations for 218 years. Scars of world and local events, military campaigns, the rise of aviation, World Fairs, and earthquakes are scattered throughout the Presidio. Centuries of architecture, a national cemetery, and an historic airfield are ripe for exploration. Relax in the forests and beaches, and admire the spectacular vistas.
Park Acreage: 
73000
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Batteries East & West; Crissy Field; Fort Point; Fort Winfield Scott; Letterman Hospital; The Main Post; San Francisco National Cemetery; Pet Cemetery; World War II Memorial; Golden Gate Promenade; Coastal Trail; Bay Area Ridge Trail; Bay Trail; Anza National Historic Trail
Endangered Species: 
San Francisco Spineflower; Dune Gilia; San Francisco Lessingia; San Francisco Wallflower; San Francisco Campion; San Francisco Owl's Clover; Marin Dwarf Flax; Presidio Clarkia; Raven's Manzanita; Franciscan Thistle; San Francisco Gumplant; Coast Rock Cress
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
San Francisco, CA
Gateway Communities: 
San Francisco, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK)

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Brian O'Neil

It’s obvious why Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the most visited units of the National Park System, with over 13 million visitors a year. The two hundred years of history boast Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier, the Mexican Republic, maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications and the growth of urban San Francisco. Explore the many areas of the park, stretching from northern San Mateo County to Southern Marin County and including several areas of San Francisco.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round: Wednesday-Sunday
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round: Wednesday-Sunday
Park Acreage: 
31067
Visitor Count: 
13486824
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Presidio of Francisco; Fort Point National Historic Site; San Francisco Port of Embarkation; Alcatraz Island; San Francisco Bay Discovery Site (Portola Site Acquisition Monument); Golden Gate Bridge; Bolinas Ridge; Fort Baker; Fort Cronkhite; Gerbode Valley; Kirby Cove; Marin Headlands; Muir Woods National Monument; Muir Beach; Muir Beach Overlook; Nike Missile Site; Olema Valley; Point Bonita Lighthouse; Stinson Beach; Tennessee Valley; Alcatraz Island; Baker Beach; Battery Chamberlin; China Beach; Cliff House & Sutro Baths; Crissy Airfield; Crissy Field Marsh & Beach; Crissy Field Center; Fort Funston; Fort Mason; Fort Point National Historic Site; Lands End; Ocean Beach
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Stinson Beach, CA; Mill Valley, CA; Corte Madera, CA; Greenbrae, CA; Sausalito, CA; San Francisco, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK)

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Gateway National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Lisa Eckert; Barrett Sullivan

Gateway National Recreation abounds with recreational and learning opportunities, ranging from swimming, boating and fishing to team sports, bicycling and nature study. Travel to days of old when you visit the nation’s oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, and sites that trace aviation’s early days. A wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes and coastal uplands in one, Gateway is a park that you don’t want to miss!

Park Acreage: 
26607
Visitor Count: 
8456456
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Sandy Hook Lighthouse; Keepers Quarters; Jamaica Bay Institute
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
New York City, NY
Gateway Communities: 
New York City, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
LaGuardia Airport (LGA); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Darrell J. Cook
Welcome to the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, bursting with forests, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. The Canyon was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. Since its establishment, people have been able to find tranquil settings to better explore recreation, nature, wildlife and history.
Park Open Info: 
Memorial Day
Park Closed Info: 
Labor Day
Park Acreage: 
68490
Highest Point: 
Pryor Mountains
Highest Point Elevation: 
8822 feet
Visitor Count: 
177414
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Yellowtail Dam; Bighorn River; Bighorn Lake
Endangered Species: 
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep; American Peregrine Falcon; Townsend's Big-eared Bat; Northern Leopard Frog
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle: $5.00; Annual: $30.00; Commercial Tours: 1–6 passenger - $25.00, 7-25 passenger - $40.00, 26+passenger - $100.00
Nearest Major City: 
Billings, MT
Gateway Communities: 
Saint Xavier, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)

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