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Fort Stanwix National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Debbie Conway
Take a visit to Fort Stanwix National Monument and discover how people endured harsh conditions along the Oneida Carrying Place. The American victory at this frontier fort directly contributed to the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, setting the stage for westward expansion through New York. Take a walk through the monument and imagine the people who made history in the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolutionary War.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
15.52
Visitor Count: 
60589
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Stanwix; The
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Rome, NY
Gateway Communities: 
Rome, NY
Nearby Airports: 
Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

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Cabrillo National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Tom Workman
Cabrillo National Monument boasts the story of John Rodriguez Cabrillo, who upon climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to this rich historic story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a bounty of cultural and natural resources. Come visit the park and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery!
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
159.94
Highest Point: 
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Highest Point Elevation: 
422 feet
Visitor Count: 
804826
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Pacific Ocean; New Point Loma Lighthouse; Old Point Loma Lighthouse; San Diego Harbor
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3; Motorcycle Pass (valid for seven days): $3; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $5
Nearest Major City: 
San Diego, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Coronado, CA ; San Diego, CA; National City, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Imperial Beach, CA; Lemon Grove, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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Biking at Mammoth Cave

Road Biking Biking is permitted on any road in the park. The definition of a road includes fire access and other management roads that are not open for public automobile traffic. Opportunities may exist for riders to use certain backcountry roads, however, you must check with park officials first. A ...

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Things To Do

Although Acadia is dazzling in summer, the park’s beauty flourishes throughout the year. By land and by sea there is no such thing as an off-season at Acadia. SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL Amphitheater Programs In the evening, Acadia’s two campgrounds present free programs in their centrally located amphitheaters. Programs span a range ...

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Yosemite National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Michael Tollefson
Yosemite National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls and impressive granite walls. Within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can also find deep valleys, sprawling meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada John Muir describes as "the heart of the world".
Park Acreage: 
747956
Highest Point: 
Mount Lyell
Highest Point Elevation: 
13114 feet
Visitor Count: 
3242644
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Yosemite Valley; Bridalveil Fall; Yosemite Falls; El Capitan; Half Dome; Happy Isles; Mirror Lake; Mirror Meadow; Valley View Turnout; Tunnel View; Wawona; Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias; Glacier Point; Badger Pass Ski Area; Hetch Hetchy; Tioga Road; High Country; Olmsted Point; Tenaya Lake; Tuolomne Meadows
Endangered Species: 
Red-legged Frogs (threatened); Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs (threatened); Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep (threatened); Limestone Salamander (threatened); Giant Garter Snake (threatened); Great Gray Owl; Willow Flycatcher; Sierra Nevada Red Fox (threatened); California Wolverine (threatened); Thompson's Sedge; Yosemite Onion; Congdon's Lewisia; Congdon's Woolly Sunflower; Peregrine Falcon; Southern Bald Eagle; Yosemite Woolly Sunflower (threatened); Congdon's Lewisia (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass: $10 (on foot, horseback, motorcycle); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-300 (varies depending on seating capacity); Yosemite Annual Pass: $40
Nearest Major City: 
Mariposa, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Fish Camp, CA; El Portal, CA; Mather, CA; Lee Vining; Oakhurst, CA; Bass Lake, CA; Wishon, CA; Ahwahnee, CA; Midpines, CA; Coarsegold, CA; Groveland, CA; Big Oak Flat, CA; Mariposa, CA; Auberry, CA; Soulsbyville, CA; Twain Harte, CA; Hayward, CA; Strawberry, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Fresno-Yosemite International (FAT); Merced Airport (MCE); Modesto City-County Airport (MOD); San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK); San Jose International Airport (SJC); Sacramento International Airport (SMF); Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

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Zion National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Jock Whitworth
Zion National Park offers some of America's most beautiful and adventure inspiring landscapes. Day and overnight visitors to the Utah playground are greeted with endless desert trails, precipitous canyon walls, magnificent wildflowers, and breathtakingly open skies. A dream destination for summer or winter outdoor enthusiasts, this southwestern park will please both those who want to sightsee and soak up the fascinating Native American history, and those who want to run, bike, hike, and swim their way into the "red earth" sunset.
Park Acreage: 
146598
Highest Point: 
Horse Ranch Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
8726 feet
Visitor Count: 
2567350
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
The Watchman; West Temple; Great White Throne; Angels Landing; Weeping Rock; Observation Point; Riverside Walk; Virgin River; Kolob Canyon; Double Arch Alcove; Kolob Arch; Checkerboard Mesa
Endangered Species: 
Mexican Spotted Owl; Shivwits Milkvetch; Southwest Willow Flycatcher; Desert Tortoise; Zion Snail; Virgin Spinedace; Peregrine Falcon (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $12 per person (pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle) not to exceed $25 per family; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25; Commercial Tour Fees: $35-$190 (varies depending on seating capacity)
Nearest Major City: 
Springdale, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Springdale, UT; Rockville, UT; Kanarraville, UT; New Harmony, UT; Virgin, UT; Mount Carmel, UT; Orderville, UT; Toquerville, UT; Leeds, UT; La Verkin, UT; Cedar City, UT; Glendale, UT; Hurricane, UT; Kanab, UT; Saint George, UT
Nearby Airports: 
McCarran International Airport (LAS); St. George Municipal Airport (SGU)

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Yellowstone National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Suzanne Lewis
Yellowstone is the world's first national park and one of the largest in the contiguous United States. Sprawling across volcanic plateaus in the northwest corner of Wyoming, Yellowstone contains more than 2 million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, thundering waterfalls and panoramic vistas.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (some roads close during the winter season)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (some roads close during the winter season)
Park Acreage: 
2.22177e+06
Highest Point: 
Eagle Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
11367 feet
Visitor Count: 
2870295
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mammoth Hot Springs; Old Faithful; Norris and Firehole River Geyser Basins; Grand Prismatic Sping; Morning Glory Pool; Yellowstone Lake; West Thumb Geyser Basin; Tower Fall; Petrified Forest; Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone; Hayden Valley
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear; Bald Eagle (threatened); Canada Lynx; Gray Wolf
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $12; Motorcycle or Snowmobile Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25; Annual Park Pass: $50
Nearest Major City: 
West Yellowstone, MT; Jackson, WY
Gateway Communities: 
West Yellowstone, MT; Gardiner, MT; Silver Gate, MT; Cooke City, MT; Macks Inn, ID; Island Park, ID; Moran, WY; Emigrant, MT; Wapiti, WY; Pray, MT; Moose, WY; Squirrel, ID; Roscoe, MT; Big Sky, MT; Felt, ID; Tetonia, ID; Nye, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL); Gallatin Field Airport (BZN); Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD); Jackson Hole Airport (JAC); Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA); Yellowstone Airport (WYS)

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Valerie Naylor
"I never would have been President if it had not been for my experiences in North Dakota," state Theodore Roosevelt years after visiting the Badlands. He first stumbled upon the area in September 1883 on a hunting trip. While here he became interested in the cattle business and invested in the Maltese Cross Ranch. His legacy lives on within the borders of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Park Acreage: 
70447
Highest Point: 
Peck Hill
Highest Point Elevation: 
2870 feet
Visitor Count: 
435359
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Maltese Cross Cabin; Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch
Endangered Species: 
Bighorn Sheep; Black-footed Ferret
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5 (visitors on foot, bicycle, horse); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Theodore Roosevelt National Park Annual Park Pass: $20 per vehicle; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-$150 (varies depending on seating capacity)
Nearest Major City: 
Dickinson, ND
Gateway Communities: 
Medora, ND; Watford City, ND; Grassy Butte, ND; Sentinel Butte, ND; Belfield, ND; Beach, ND; South Heart, ND; Arnegard, ND; Wibaux, MT; Dickinson, ND
Nearby Airports: 
Bismarck Municiipal Airport (BIS); Dickinson Regional Airport (DIK); Williston Airport (ISN)

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Redwood National and State Parks

Superintendent Name: 
Steve W. Chaney
Stand at the base of a coast redwood and the huckleberry bushes tower over you. Watch statuette Roosevelt elk grazing in the prairies. Observe the tail of a female Chinook salmon heave skyward as she makes a nest for her eggs. Whether a morning or night person, you can hear the endangered marbled murrelets' keer across the treetops as they fly from sea to mossy nest.
Park Acreage: 
131983
Highest Point: 
Coyote Rest
Highest Point Elevation: 
3262 feet
Visitor Count: 
391282
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park; Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park; Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park; Gold Bluffs Beach; Mill Creek
Endangered Species: 
Marbled Murrelet; Bald Eagle (threatened); Western Snowy Plover (threatened); Brown Pelican; Northern Spotted Owl; Beach Layia; Perigrine Falcon; Chinook Salmon (threatened); Steelhead Trout (threatened); Steller's Sea Lion (threatened); Tidewater Goby
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Crescent City, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Orick, CA; Crescent City, CA; Trinidad, CA; Fort Dick, CA; Klamath, CA; Smith River, CA; Gasquet, CA; McKinleyville, CA; Arcata, CA; Bayside, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Del Norte County Airport (CEC); Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV)

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Vaughn Baker
This "park in the sky," which captures the full grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, is one of our country's most frequently visited national parks, attracting more than three million visitors each year. 76 of the great mountains in the park reach elevations of 12,000 feet or more. Forests of spruce and fir tower over wide valleys where aspen and willow line hundreds of streams and lakes. At the highest elevations, above the tree line, is the fascinating, arctic-like alpine tundra, fraught with blizzards in winter and filled with flowered meadows in summer.
Park Acreage: 
265828
Highest Point: 
Longs Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
14255 feet
Visitor Count: 
2743676
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Stanley Hotel; Grand Lake; Rocky Mountains; Trail Ridge Road; Old Fall River Road; Lawn Lake; Fall River Area
Endangered Species: 
Boreal Toad (threatened); Bald Eagle (threatened); Least Tern; Mexican Spotted Owl (threatened); Piping Plover (threatened); Whooping Crane; Yellow-billed Cuckoo (threatened); Bonytail; Colorado Pikeminnow; Greenback Cutthroat Trout (threatened); Humpback Chub; Pallid Sturgeon (threatened); Razorback Sucker; Canada Lynx (threatened); Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-$200 (varies depending on seating capacity); Annual Park Pass: $35
Nearest Major City: 
Estes Park, CO
Gateway Communities: 
Estes Park, CO; Grand Lake, CO; Glen Haven, CO; Drake, CO; Allenspark, CO; Granby, CO; Lyons, CO; Hot Sulphur Springs, CO; Tabernash, CO; Hygiene, CO; Ward, CO; Masonville, CO; Parshall, CO; Loveland, CO; Fraser, CO; Winter Park, CO; Longmont, CO
Nearby Airports: 
Denver International Airport (DIA)

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