Fishing

Baltimore-Washington Parkway (affiliated area)

Superintendent Name: 
Gayle Hazlewood
Opening for traffic in 1954, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is a 29-mile road running between the eastern boundary of the District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland. It resulted from the collaborative efforts of federal and state governments. The cooperation linked the two metropolitan areas along the "fall line" where the Atlantic coatal plain meets the Piedmont region. Initially, the parkway crossed undeveloped land, though it has stimulated considerable suburban growth since its establishment.
Park Acreage: 
29
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Greenbelt Park; NASA Visitor Center; City of Greenbelt; Greenbelt Museum; The Greenbelt City Hall; National Wildlife Visitor Center
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.
Gateway Communities: 
Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.;Washington, D.C.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

Superintendent Name: 
David Vela
The George Washington Memorial Parkway stands as a memorial to..you guessed it - George Washington!
Park Acreage: 
7247
Visitor Count: 
6872213
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Fort Hunt; Arlington House; The Robert E. Lee Memorial; Arlington Memorial Bridge & Memorial Avenue; Belle Haven Marina; Belle Haven Park; Clara Barton National Historic Site; Collingwood Park; Columbia Island Marina; Claude Moore Colonial Farm; Daingerfield Island; Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve; Fort Hunt Park; Fort Marcy; Glen Echo Park; Gravelly Point; Great Falls Park; Lady Bird Johnson Park; Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial; Grove-on-the-Potomac; Mount Vernon Trail; Netherlands Carillon; Potomac Heritage Trail; Riverside Park; Roaches Run Wildlife Sanctuary; Theodore Roosevelt Island; Turkey Run Park; U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial; Washington Sailing Marina; Women in Military Service For America Memorial
Entrance Fees: 
Free; Permits are required for certain activities within the park. $50.00 fee for permit applications.
Nearest Major City: 
McLean, VA
Gateway Communities: 
McLean, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); Reagan International Airport (DCA)

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Superintendent Name: 
Phil Francis
Overlooks, trails, picnic areas and a multitude of developed areas await the visitor who has time to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. Acting as an introduction to the natural and cultural history of our region, a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway is meant to be slow-paced, relaxing and educational. The Parkway meanders 469 miles between Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, creating multiple opportunities to explore the communities along the way!
Park Acreage: 
93871
Visitor Count: 
17352286
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Peaks of Otter Visitor Center Museum; Peaks of Otter; Johnson Farm; The Trail Cabin; Caudill Cabin; Sheets Cabin; The Jesse Brown Farmstead; Cool Springs Baptist Church; Yankee Horse Ridge Parking Area; The James River Visitor Center; Moses Cone Estate and Parkway Craft Center;
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Asheville, NC
Gateway Communities: 
Fancy Gap, VA; Cana, VA; Hillsville, VA ; Lambsburg, VA; Mount Airy, NC; Dugspur, VA; Galax, VA; Laurel Fork, VA; Austinville, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

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Fishing

Fishing in the inland and coastal waters of the national parks is a wonderful way to enjoy the parks year-round. Whether you're deap sea, reel casting, or fly fishing, please remember to pay attention to local rules and regulations, practice catch-and-release where appropriate, and get a license where required. Cast your lure here to find out more information about fishing in the parks and the gear you'll need for all your adventures.

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Hammet
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument reveals Oregon's exciting past. Take a journey into ancient Oregon by touring the museum at Sheep Rock, hiking a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnicking at Clarno. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
14000
Visitor Count: 
119656
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Painted Hills; Cant Ranch; Sheep Rock; Blue Basin; Cathedral Rock;
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kimberly, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Dayville, OR; Kimberly, OR; Antelope, OR; Spray, OR; Fossil, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Portland International Airport (PDX); Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH); Burns Municipal Airport (BNO); Grant County Regional Airport / Ogilvie Field (JDA)

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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Steve Riley
Over 700 years ago, the Mogollon people made their homes and lived in the area now known as Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The monument is surrounded by the Gila National Forest and lies within the rugged Gila Wilderness, the nation's first wilderness area. The wilderness designation means that the wilderness character of the area will not be altered by the intrusion of roads or other evidence of human presence.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
533.13
Visitor Count: 
40510
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Gila River; Jordan Hot Springs; Lightfeather Hot Springs;
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass $3; Family Pass: $3
Nearest Major City: 
Silver City, NM
Gateway Communities: 
Pinos Altos, NM; Silver City, NM; Arenas Valley, NM
Nearby Airports: 
Tuscan International Airport (TUS); El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Vidal Martinez
George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a tribute to George Washington and also preserves the heart of the Washington lands and a memorial plantation. America's first and greatest hero, Washington was crucial to the establishment of the United States as a nation founded on the principles of liberty. The peace and beauty of this special place are untouched by time, and visitors are reminded of the staunch character of our hero. The home in which George Washington was born was burned in 1779. After being excavated in 1936, the foundation was recovered and preserved.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
661.73
Visitor Count: 
135870
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Memorial Shaft; Memorial House; Bridges Creek; Popes Creek; Potomac River
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days) $4; George Washington Birthplace Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Colonial Beach, VA
Gateway Communities: 
Colonial Beach, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Stafford Regional Airport (RMN)

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Fort Pulaski National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Charles Fenwick
Fort Polaski National Monument is abounding in history. In April 1862, the Battle for Fort Pulaski marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. These accurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaski's walls from over a mile away. The fort finally surrendered after thirty-hours of bombardment. This defeat surprised military strategists worldwide and signaled the end of masonry fortifications.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
5623.1
Visitor Count: 
333378
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Tybee Island; Fort Screven; The Tybee Island Lighthouse; Cockpur Island Lighthouse; Cockspur Island; Savannah River; Battery Hambright; John Wesley Memorial; McQueens Island
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3;Fort Pulaski
Nearest Major City: 
Savannah, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Tybee Island, GA; Savannah, GA; Pooler, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

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Fort Moultrie National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Bob Dodson
Fort Moultrie National Monument tells the story of two centuries of seacoast defense. From the time of the earliest European settlements until the end of World War II, coastal fortifications guarded the harbors and shores of the United States. For over 200 years, Fort Moultrie has defended Charleston Harbor twice. During the Revolutionary War on June 28, 1776, the still incomplete fort was attacked by a British fleet. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire, and Charleston was saved from British occupation. The fort was named for its commander, William Moultrie.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
199.57
Visitor Count: 
776162
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Moultrie; Sally Port; Endicott Batteries; Harbor Engrance Control Post
Entrance Fees: 
Family Pass: $5; Adult Pass: $
Nearest Major City: 
Charleston, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Sullivans Island, SC; Isle of Palms, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Charleston, SC; Dorchester, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Charleston International Airport (CHS)

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Gordon J. Wilson
The area of Fort Matanzas National Monument was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine's southern river approach during this struggle. Today, the monument protects not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals that survive there despite modern development.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
300.11
Visitor Count: 
922315
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Matanzas; Nature Trail Boardwalk; Matanzas River; Rattlesnake Island; Anastasia Island;
Endangered Species: 
Anastasia Island Beach Mouse; Green Turtle; Leatherback Turtle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
St. Augustine, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Palm Coast, FL; Saint Augustine, FL; Elkton, FL; Hastings, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Jacksonville International Airport (JIA); Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA); Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

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