Bicycling

Niobrara National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Hedren
The Niobrara National Scenic River is located in north-central Nebraska, United States, approximately 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Omaha. In 1991, Congress set aside 76 miles (120 km) along two stretches of the Niobrara River for preservation. The Niobrara River drains over 12,000 square miles of the Sandhills, one of the largest stabilized dune fields in the world. Take a leisurely float on this outstanding Great Plains river in north-central Nebraska.
Park Acreage: 
23074
Visitor Count: 
60397
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Niobrara; Carns State Aid Bridge; Cornell Dam; Cherry County; Brown County;
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Whooping Crane; Piping Plover; Least Tern
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Valentine, NE
Gateway Communities: 
Valentine, NE; Crookston, NE
Nearby Airports: 
Pierre Airport (PIR)

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Missouri National Recreational River

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Hedren

Located on the border between Nebraska and South Dakota, the Missouri National Recreational River has an unparalleled history. Experience this ever-changing recreational waterway that American Indians, fur trappers, Lewis and Clark, and many others plied more than two centuries ago. The national scenic river protects the only two stretches of river between Montana and the mouth of the Missouri that remain undimmed. The Missouri offers scenic views, wildlife observation and exceptional recreational opportunity.

Park Acreage: 
34159
Visitor Count: 
167960
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Spirit Mound Historic Prarie;
Endangered Species: 
Pallid Sturgeon; Interior Least Tern; Piping Plover
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Yankton, SD
Gateway Communities: 
Newcastle, NE; Jackson, NE; Waterbury, NE; Maskell, NE; Allen, NE; Hubbard, NE; Dakota City, NE; South Sioux City, NE; Vermillion, SD; Sioux City, IA
Nearby Airports: 
Yankton

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Superintendent Name: 
Noel Poe

Located in the Ozarks area of south central Missouri, the Ozark National Scenic Riverway was created by an Act of Congress in 1964 to protect the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. The clean, clear waters of these spring-fed rivers make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the first national park area to protect a wild river system. Today the visitors use the park for many forms of recreation including johnboating, tubing, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and camping.

Park Acreage: 
80785
Visitor Count: 
1491380
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Alley Mill;
Endangered Species: 
Big-Eared Bat
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Ozark, AR
Gateway Communities: 
Fremont, MO; Van Buren, MO; Winona, MO; Briar, MO; Ellsinore, MO; Doniphan, MO; Ellington, MO; Mill Spring, MO; Grandin, MO; Gatewood, MO; Piedmont, MO; Alton, MO; Fairdealing, MO; Oxly, MO; Williamsville, MO; Martinsburg, MO; Warm Springs, AR; Naylor, MO; Riverside, MO; Harviell, MO
Nearby Airports: 
Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM)

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New River Gorge National River

Superintendent Name: 
Don Striker
The New River Gorge National River, which encompasses more than 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is designed to protect and maintain the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia, an area rich in cultural and natural history. Established in 1978, this national river stretches for 53 miles from Hinton, West Virginia in Summers County to Hawks Nest State Park at Ansted, Fayette County.
Park Acreage: 
72185
Visitor Count: 
1124688
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Historic Coalmines; Thurmond; Glade Creek Railroad Bridge
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Beckley, West Virginia
Gateway Communities: 
Harvey, WV; Glen Jean, WV
Nearby Airports: 
Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW)

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway

Superintendent Name: 
Mary Gibson Scott
The John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway provides a natural link between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks containing features characteristic of both areas. In the parkway, the Teton Range fades to a gentle slope at its northern edge, while rocks born of volcanic flows from Yellowstone line the Snake River. The late conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. made significant contributions to several national parks including Grand Teton, Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, and Virgin Islands. In 1972 Congress dedicated a 24,000 acre parcel of land as John D.
Park Open Info: 
Late May to September 23rd, call for hours
Park Closed Info: 
Closed in winter to automobiles
Park Acreage: 
23777
Visitor Count: 
1137117
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Jackson Hole; The Colter Stone; Grand Teton National Park; Menors Ferry Historic District
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for both Grand Teton and Yellowstone): $25.00 (valid for 7 days); Individual (hikers, bicyclists): $12.00; Motorcycle: $20.00; Winter Day Use (mid-December through April 30): $5 (Grand Teton only)
Nearest Major City: 
Jackson, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Jackson, WY; Cody, WY; West Yellowstone, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC); West Yellowstone Airport (WYS); Cody Airport

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Superintendent Name: 
Wendell A. Simpson
The history and culture found along the Natchez Trace Parkway provides a lifetime worth of exploration. The number of cultures and historic topics touched by the Natchez Trace seems boundless. The Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that stretch 444-miles and connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.
Park Acreage: 
51984
Visitor Count: 
5482282
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Little Mountain Overlook; Cypress Swamp, Mississippi; Fall Hollow, Tennessee; John Coffee Memorial Bridge, Alabama; Meriwether Lewis Mounument, Tennessee; Mount Locust Historic Inn, Mississippi; Old Trace, Mississippi; Pharr Mounds, Mississippi; The Birdsong Hollow Bridge, Tennessee
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Jackson, MS
Gateway Communities: 
Vardaman, MS; Woodland, MS; Mantee, MS; Derma, MS; Calhoun City, MS
Nearby Airports: 
Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN)

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Suitland Parkway (affiliated area)

Superintendent Name: 
Gayle Hazlewood
The Suitland Parkway is a parkway sprawling through Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland. It opened on December 9, 1944 to provide a road connection between military facilities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The parkway connected Camp Springs (now Andrews Air Force Base) with Bolling Air Force Base and the Pentagon. The Suitland Parkway is 9.35 miles long.
Park Acreage: 
935
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Anacostia Park; Capitol Hill Parks; Carter G. Woodson; Home NHS; Fort Dupont Park; Fort Washington Park; Frederick Douglass NHS; Greenbelt Park; Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens; Langston Golf Course; Mary McLeod Bethune; Council House NHS; Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm; Piscataway Park; Sewall Belmont House and Museum
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Washington, D.C.
Gateway Communities: 
Washington, D.C.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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Great Falls Park

Superintendent Name: 
Audrey Calhoun

A town. A canal. A trading post. A fishing hole. An amusement park. A discovery place. Great Falls Park of the Potomac has a varied history dating back more than ten thousand years. At Great Falls, the Potomac's speed quickens and force strengthens as it gushes over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800 acre park only fifteen miles from the Nation’s Capital.

Park Acreage: 
800
Highest Point Elevation: 
350 feet
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Chain Bridge; Mather Gorge; Patowmack Canal
Entrance Fees: 
Individual (on foot, horseback, bicycle, motorcycle): $3.00 (valid for 3 days); Vehicle Pass: $5.00 (valid for 3 days); Annual Pass: $20.00
Nearest Major City: 
McLean, VA
Gateway Communities: 
McLean, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); Reagan International Airport (DCA)

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Baltimore-Washington Parkway (affiliated area)

Superintendent Name: 
Gayle Hazlewood
Opening for traffic in 1954, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is a 29-mile road running between the eastern boundary of the District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland. It resulted from the collaborative efforts of federal and state governments. The cooperation linked the two metropolitan areas along the "fall line" where the Atlantic coatal plain meets the Piedmont region. Initially, the parkway crossed undeveloped land, though it has stimulated considerable suburban growth since its establishment.
Park Acreage: 
29
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Greenbelt Park; NASA Visitor Center; City of Greenbelt; Greenbelt Museum; The Greenbelt City Hall; National Wildlife Visitor Center
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.
Gateway Communities: 
Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.;Washington, D.C.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

Superintendent Name: 
David Vela
The George Washington Memorial Parkway stands as a memorial to..you guessed it - George Washington!
Park Acreage: 
7247
Visitor Count: 
6872213
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Fort Hunt; Arlington House; The Robert E. Lee Memorial; Arlington Memorial Bridge & Memorial Avenue; Belle Haven Marina; Belle Haven Park; Clara Barton National Historic Site; Collingwood Park; Columbia Island Marina; Claude Moore Colonial Farm; Daingerfield Island; Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve; Fort Hunt Park; Fort Marcy; Glen Echo Park; Gravelly Point; Great Falls Park; Lady Bird Johnson Park; Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial; Grove-on-the-Potomac; Mount Vernon Trail; Netherlands Carillon; Potomac Heritage Trail; Riverside Park; Roaches Run Wildlife Sanctuary; Theodore Roosevelt Island; Turkey Run Park; U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial; Washington Sailing Marina; Women in Military Service For America Memorial
Entrance Fees: 
Free; Permits are required for certain activities within the park. $50.00 fee for permit applications.
Nearest Major City: 
McLean, VA
Gateway Communities: 
McLean, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); Reagan International Airport (DCA)

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