Dog Mushing

Dog Mushing

Capture the spirit of a winter park perched atop a sled, led by an energetic team of huskies. Dog mushing is a unique and exciting way for dog-lovers to explore large tracts of Ameirica's snow-covered parks without an engine. Dog mushing ranges in use from utilitarian to recreational to competitive and is practiced not only in national parks but all over the world. Yell "Hike!" and click here to plan your own dog sledding adventure.

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Kobuk Valley National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Vacant

Sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage, and the Baird Mountains are just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing the sand-sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For 9,000 years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, that rich tradition continues.

Park Acreage: 
1.75042
Highest Point: 
Mount Angayukaqsraq
Highest Point Elevation: 
4750 feet
Visitor Count: 
3005
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Baird Mountains; Kobuk River
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear; Common Loon
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Fairbanks, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Ambler, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Fairbanks International Airport (FAI); Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Anderson
Welcome to Denali National Park and Preserve, which is more than just a mountain! Denali's dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife with grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes are graced with birds and wildflowers. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking, mountaineering, and research opportunities. Whether climbing or admiring, the crowning jewel of North America's highest peak is the awe inspiring 20,320 foot Mount McKinley.
Park Acreage: 
6.02809e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount McKinley
Highest Point Elevation: 
20320 feet
Visitor Count: 
1178745
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Mount McKinley; Denali Fault System
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Healey, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Healy, AK; Cantwell, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

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Acadia National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Sheridan Steele
Acadia National Park, located on the rock-bound Maine island of Mount Desert, is full of soaring cobblestone beaches, sand, and soaring granite cliffs. Glacier-carved mountains rear up from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. Meadowlands, marshes and dense evergreen forests also thrive in the park. The ocean makes its presence felt with sights, sounds and smells that abound in the park.
Park Acreage: 
47400
Highest Point: 
Cadillac Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
1528 feet
Visitor Count: 
2083588
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Carriage Roads; Sieur de Monts Spring Area; Thunder Hole; Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse; Islesford Historical Museum; Cadillac Mountain; Park Loop Road
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Annual Pass: $40
Nearest Major City: 
Bar Harbor, ME
Gateway Communities: 
Hulls Cove, ME; Bar Harbor, ME; Salsbury Cove, ME; Seal Harbor, ME; Northeast Harbor, ME; Islesford, ME
Nearby Airports: 
Hancock County Airport (BHB); Bangor International Airport (BGR)

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