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Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Better known to locals as Mount Charleston, it is located just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and encompasses more than 316,000 acres of remarkable beauty and surprising diversity. Enjoy snow-capped mountain peaks that are surrounded by ...

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Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field -- part of Gateway National Recreation Area -- was opened as New York City's first municipal airport on May 23, 1931. Throughout the 1930s, it was the departure point of many important first and record breaking flights, including those of Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, which ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park this Winter by Snowshoes or Skis

January 10, 2011, 6:59 am
For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. The park, just outside of Estes Park, Colo., is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - ...

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San Isabel National Forest

San Isabel National Forest is located in central Colorado. The forest contains 19 of the state's 54 fourteeners, peaks over 14,000 feet high. Among the forest's most majestic mountains are 14,433 foot Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest. Photography and wildlife-watching are popular activities. Big game species include elk, deer, bighorn ...

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Holidays in the Parks

December 16, 2010, 5:17 pm
If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, look no further than our national parks! Celebrate the holidays by sharing in traditions handed down through the ages or make your own tradition. This holiday season discover a range of winter activities including fireside chats, winter caroling, backcountry ...

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Catskill Park

New York's Catskill Mountains include one of the largest and most complex natural areas in the East - on par with the West's Yellowstone National Park. Round, forested mountains; narrow, winding valleys; rushing streams and rivers are features that attract many to the 600,000 acres of the Catskill ...

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Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, the Adirondack Park is unique in the United States. Within its boundaries are vast forests and rolling farmlands, towns and villages, mountains and valleys, lakes, ponds and free-flowing rivers, private lands and public forest. The Adirondacks are known for ...

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The USGS administers the Golden Eagle Pass, and will have a complete list of where they are sold.  You can go online and order one at www.parkpass.net, or get in touch with USGS ordering line directly at 888-275-8747, ext. 1, or email them at fedrecpass@usgs.gov

Enjoy your park travels, in Illinois and anywhere else you go!

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Dear Ranger Hello we are planning to visit Shenandoah National park October 10 - 15. We want to camp. Will a camp site hold two tents? We plan to climb Old rag, hike White oak canyon, Stony man trail . Last year I believe we camped at Big Mead
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Yes, it can hold two tents, as long as they're both not huge! There are four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park: Mathews Arm (mile 22.1), Big Meadows (mile 51.2), Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5) and Loft Mountain (mile 79.5)

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Help raise $1,000,000 for Rocky Moutain National Park - Join the Million Mile Challenge today!

Earlier this year, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, the not-for-profit partner of Rocky Mountain National Park, received an offer it couldn't possibly refuse.

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