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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Palmer "Chip" Jenkins, Jr.
Lake Chelan National Recreation area is marked by jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. United together with Ross Lake and North Cascades National Park by a contiguous overlay of Stephen Mather Wilderness, the beauty of Lake Chelan provides a rich tapestry for visitor experiences of all abilities and interests. The trails and vast undeveloped wilderness allow visitors to experience nature with minimal human-caused intrusions.
Park Acreage: 
59341
Highest Point: 
Mount Rainier
Highest Point Elevation: 
14410 feet
Visitor Count: 
35151
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Diablo Lake
Endangered Species: 
Northern Spotted Owl; Bull Trout; Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Canada Lynx; Marbled Murrelet; Bald Eagle; Western Gray Squirrel; Fisher
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Wenatchee, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Stehekin, WA; Chelan, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT)

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Gateway National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Lisa Eckert; Barrett Sullivan

Gateway National Recreation abounds with recreational and learning opportunities, ranging from swimming, boating and fishing to team sports, bicycling and nature study. Travel to days of old when you visit the nation’s oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, and sites that trace aviation’s early days. A wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes and coastal uplands in one, Gateway is a park that you don’t want to miss!

Park Acreage: 
26607
Visitor Count: 
8456456
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Sandy Hook Lighthouse; Keepers Quarters; Jamaica Bay Institute
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
New York City, NY
Gateway Communities: 
New York City, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
LaGuardia Airport (LGA); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

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Curecanti National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Connie Rudd
Curecanti National Recreation Area encompasses three reservoirs, which form the heart of the park. Colorado's largest body of water, Blue Mesa Reservoir, is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Morrow Point Reservoir is the beginning of the Black Canyon, and below, East Portal is the site of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Panoramic mesas, fjord-like reservoirs, and deep, steep and narrow canyons abound.
Park Acreage: 
41972
Highest Point: 
Blue Mesa Lake
Highest Point Elevation: 
7519 feet
Visitor Count: 
936380
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Denver Railroad; Rio Grande Western Railroad; Blue Mesa; Morrow Point Reservoir; Crystal Reservoir
Endangered Species: 
Great Blue Heron; Gunnison Sage Grouse
Entrance Fees: 
Free; East Portal Entrance Fee: $15 per vehicle
Nearest Major City: 
Montrose, CO
Gateway Communities: 
Cimarron, CO; Gunnison, CO
Nearby Airports: 
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Bruce Jacobson

The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offers easy access to America’s natural and cultural history—all a stone’s throw from downtown Boston. The area is comprised of 34 islands and peninsulas, many of which are open for public recreation; some of which are very small and best suited for wildlife. Attractions include hiking trails, beaches, civil war-era Fort Warren on Georges Island and Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, one of the oldest lighthouses in the nation.

Park Open Info: 
Summer
Park Closed Info: 
Winter
Park Acreage: 
245
Highest Point Elevation: 
18 feet
Visitor Count: 
1944386
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Warren; Fort Andews; Boston Light; Long Wharf; Graves Light; Long Island Head Light; Little Brewster
Endangered Species: 
Least Tern; Northern Harrier; Common Tern; Barn Owl; Sea-beach Dock; American Sea Blite
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Boston, MA
Gateway Communities: 
Hull, MA; Hingham, MA; Cohasset, MA; Quincy, MA; Weymouth, MA
Nearby Airports: 
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS)

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Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
John F. (Rick) Shireman

There is a reason Chickasaw National Recreation Area is known as the “Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters.” This beautiful park is full of mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, and wildlife. Visitors are taken back in time to the days when the early American Indian came to this area to rest, relax at the water’s edge and hunt for their food from the abundant wildlife.

Park Acreage: 
9884
Visitor Count: 
1343793
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Veterans Lake; Lake of the Arbuckles
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Whooping Crane; Interior Least Tern
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Sulphur, OK
Gateway Communities: 
Sulphur, OK
Nearby Airports: 
Will Rogers International Airport (OKC)

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Reed E. Detring
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is comprised of 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The park is home to miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, boasts not only diverse natural and historic features, but also a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
Park Acreage: 
114492
Highest Point: 
Cumberland Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
1400 feet
Visitor Count: 
622807
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Cumberland River
Endangered Species: 
Cumberlandian Combshell Mussel; Cumberland Elktoe; Tan Riffle Shell; Little-wing Pearly Mussel; Cumberland Bean Pearly Mussel
Entrance Fees: 
Bandy Creek Campground: Sites with hook-ups (loop B,C,D) $22.00, Sites without hook-ups (loop A) $19.00, Group Campsites: (loop E) $75.00 minimum or $3.00/person; Blue Heron Campground: Sites with hook-ups $17.00; Alum Ford Campground: All sites $5.00
Nearest Major City: 
Knoxville, TN
Gateway Communities: 
Revelo, KY; Stearns, KY; Strunk, KY; Pine Knot, KY; Whitley City, KY
Nearby Airports: 
Scott Municipal Airport (SCX)

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Darrell J. Cook
Welcome to the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, bursting with forests, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. The Canyon was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. Since its establishment, people have been able to find tranquil settings to better explore recreation, nature, wildlife and history.
Park Open Info: 
Memorial Day
Park Closed Info: 
Labor Day
Park Acreage: 
68490
Highest Point: 
Pryor Mountains
Highest Point Elevation: 
8822 feet
Visitor Count: 
177414
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Yellowtail Dam; Bighorn River; Bighorn Lake
Endangered Species: 
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep; American Peregrine Falcon; Townsend's Big-eared Bat; Northern Leopard Frog
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle: $5.00; Annual: $30.00; Commercial Tours: 1–6 passenger - $25.00, 7-25 passenger - $40.00, 26+passenger - $100.00
Nearest Major City: 
Billings, MT
Gateway Communities: 
Saint Xavier, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Billings Logan International Airport (BIL)

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Kevin Cheri
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area attracts visitors for a variety of reasons, including the spectacular nature, rocky shoals, and great fishing spots. The 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River are available for raft, canoe, kayak, motor boat and other small boat use year round. Come and enjoy this watery playground any time of the year!
Park Acreage: 
4699
Highest Point Elevation: 
1100 feet
Visitor Count: 
2842670
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chattahoochee River
Endangered Species: 
White Fringeless Orchid; Georgia Aster; Michaux’s Sumac; Bald Eagle; Whooping Crane; Peregrine Falcon; Bachman's Sparrow
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $3.00; Annual: $25.00
Nearest Major City: 
Atlanta, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Norcross, GA; Roswell, GA; Alpharetta, GA; Duluth, GA; Lilburn, GA; Tucker, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

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Amistad National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Bill Sontag
The International Amistad Reservoir was formed on the Rio Grande along the border of the US and Mexico. Amistad National Recreation Area encompasses the United States portion of the reservoir, which is bursting with exceptional water-based activities such as boating and fishing. The reservoir is surrounded by a landscape saturated with prehistoric rock art, a vibrant border culture and diverse plant and animal life.
Park Acreage: 
57292
Visitor Count: 
1599271
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Railroad Tunnels and Stations; The Pecos Viaduct; International Amistad Reservoir; Prehistoric Rock Art; Devil's River; Pecos River; Tamaulipan Shrubland; Chihuahuan Desert; Edwards Plateau; Lake Cumberland
Endangered Species: 
Interior Least Tern; Texas Indigo Snake; Trans-Pecos Black-Headed Snake; Texas Horned Lizard
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $4.00; Annual:$40.00
Nearest Major City: 
Del Rio, TX
Gateway Communities: 
Del Rio, TX; Comstock, TX
Nearby Airports: 
Del Rio International Airport (DRT)

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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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