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Are concealed weapons with a permit allowed in the smoky mountains
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As of now, firearms are not allowed in national parks.

Although a new law permitting concealed loaded firearms at national parks was passed in May, it will not take effect until February. The Interior Department will continue to enforce current restrictions until then.

Under the current regulation, firearms are generally prohibited in national parks, but citizens may transport unloaded and dismantled or cased firearms and carry firearms while participating in approved hunting programs and under certain other circumstances, according to a Department of Interior spokesperson.

Please remember that firearms regulations may vary by park. Check with the National Park Service or the park you plan to visit before your trip for most up-to-date information.

For more information, see the NPS Great Smoky Laws & Policies website.



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How many miles around Olympic National Park driving on Rt.101?
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Route 101 circles Olympic National Park for about 200 miles. Enjoy your trip!
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How do I get to soldier lakes in Idaho?
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Hello bleedheavymetal,

Soldier Lakes--Patrol Ridge Loop is located 42 road miles north of Stanley, ID.

To get to the trailhead, drive northwest from Stanley on Idaho Highway 21 for 18.6 miles, and then turn left onto the gravel road. Almost immediately, you'll turn right again onto another gravel road. (From here, it's 21 miles to the trailhead at Josephus Lake.) You'll then cross over Marsh Lake on a bridge and come to a fork in the road--stay left and follow the road over Vanity Summit. 

As you descend from Vanity Summit, you'll be on a graded dirt road that only has one and a half lanes, and is often steep. Be careful. Around 16 miles from ID 21, you'll reach the Float Creek Road and Rapid River junction. Stay left and follow Float Creek Road for 5 miles. There's room for about 5 cars at the Josephus Lake Trailhead parking lot.

Hike the trail for 3 miles, and you'll hit Soldier Lakes.

I hope this helps! Remember to come back to OhRanger.com to post pictures and comments about your trip to Soldier Lakes.


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I understand the rangers at Acadia offer great kayak trips. Are reservations needed? What's the schedule? Thanks.
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Hi Barry,

Kayaking is one of the best ways to experience Acadia National Park! 

Tours are lead by private companies. Mount Desert Island is a great location for ocean kayaking, and the park's lakes and ponds also offer a different type of kayaking experience. For more information on kayak tours and rentals, contact local chambers of commerce by clicking here: http://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/chambersofcommerce.htm

Public boat ramps are available in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. If you're going to head out on your own, please be careful! Kayaking in the ocean is only for experienced paddlers. Maine's coastal waters are known to have rough tides, fog and cold water temperatures. 

Have fun kayaking in Acadia! Be sure to check back in with us to post photos and comments after your trip.

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What are the regulations regarding firearms in the parks?
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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Backpacking, Bears, Canoeing, Kayaking, Bird Watching, Deer, Gear, Flora & Fauna, Mountain Lions, Camping, Climbing, Picnicking
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As of now, firearms are not allowed in national parks.

Although a new law permitting concealed loaded firearms at national parks was passed in May, it will not take effect until February. The Interior Department will continue to enforce current restrictions until then.

Under the current regulation, firearms are generally prohibited in national parks, but citizens may transport unloaded and dismantled or cased firearms and carry firearms while participating in approved hunting programs and under certain other circumstances, according to a Department of Interior spokesperson.

Please remember that firearms regulations may vary by park. Check with the National Park Service or the park you plan to visit before your trip for most up-to-date information.


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Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park, 1,090 heavily forested acres, is located in the Hardin County community of Lumberton, 10 miles north of Beaumont. Acquired in 1979 and opened April 20, 1994, Village Creek State Park takes its name from Village Creek, a free flowing stream which rises near the Alabama-Coushatta ...

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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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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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