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Olympic National Park

Superintendent Name: 
William Laitner

Olympic National Park adds sparkling lakes and temperate rain forest to the natural landscape of Washington state, making it one of the great outdoor destinations in America all year-round.

Park Acreage: 
922651
Highest Point: 
Mount Olympus
Highest Point Elevation: 
7969 feet
Visitor Count: 
2749197
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Hurricane Ridge; Elwha; Lake Crescent; Sol Duc; Ozette; Rialto Beach; Hoh Rain Forest; Kalaloch Beach; Queet Valley; Quinault Valley; Staircase
Endangered Species: 
Northern Spottted Owl; Marbled Murrelet; Grizzly Bear
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $15; Olympic National Park Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Port Angeles, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Port Angeles, WA; Carlsborg, WA; Sequim, WA; Joyce, WA; Forks, WA; Beaver, WA; Chimacum, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA); William R. Fairchild International Airport (CLM)

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North Cascades National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Chip Jenkins
It is difficult to describe the majesty of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Words like magnificent, vast and rugged only hint at the awesome nature of this portion of the expansive Cascade Range. Nestled in the northwest corner of Washington State, North Cascades National Park offers a pristine wilderness spotted with archeological sites and ancient fossil remains.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round; North Cascades Scenic Highway opens mid-April
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round; North Cascades Scenic Highway closes mid-November
Park Acreage: 
684302
Highest Point: 
Goode Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
9220 feet
Visitor Count: 
400000
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lake Chelan; Cascade Mountains; Marblemount Curation Facility; Gorge Diablo; Ross Lake; Stephen Mather Wilderness; Stehekin; North Cascades Institute; North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Endangered Species: 
American Peregrine Falcon (threatened); Common Loon; Golden Eagle; Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Harlequin Duck; Marbled Murrelet; North American Lynx; Northern Goshawk; Nothern Spotted Owl; Pacific Fisher; Pacific Western "Townsend's" Big-Eared Bat; Pileated Woodpecker; Vaux's Swifts; Western Gray Squirrel; Bald Eagle (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Seattle, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Sedro-Woolley, WA; Winthrop, WA; Chelan, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA); Yakima Air Terminal (YKM); Portland International Airport (PDX)

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Patrick H. Reed
Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve its remarkable cave system (the longest recorded cave system in the world), the scenic valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of south central Kentucky. A very popular destination for families and day-trippers, the land surrounding the caves affords visitors great fishing and day hiking in addition to all that the underground world has to offer.
Park Acreage: 
52830
Highest Point: 
Mammoth Cave Ridge
Highest Point Elevation: 
930 feet
Visitor Count: 
597934
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Bottomless Pit; Green River Bluffs Overlook; Nolin River; Fat Man's Misery; Cleaveland Avenue; Mammoth Dome; Old Guide's Cemetery; Turnhole Bend; Rotunda; Engine No. 4; The Big Woods; Chief City; Cave Island; Cedar Sink; Sloan's Crossing Pond; Good Springs Church; Sand Cave; Frozen Niagara; River Styx Spring; Cathedral Domes
Endangered Species: 
Birds; Crustaceans; Fish; Gastropods; Insects; Mammals; Mussels; Plants; Reptiles
Entrance Fees: 
Mammoth Passage Tour: $5 (adult), $3.50 (youth), $2.50 (senior); Historic Tour: $12 (adult), $8 (youth), $6 (senior)
Nearest Major City: 
Cave City, KY
Gateway Communities: 
Mammoth Cave, KY; Park City, KY; Cave City, KY; Rocky Hill, KY; Smiths Grove, KY; Horse Cave, KY; Lindseyville, KY; Sweeden, KY
Nearby Airports: 
Louisville International (SDF); Nashville (BNA); Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX); Evansville (EVV)

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Mount Rainier National Park

Superintendent Name: 
David Uberuaga
Towering over Puget Sound, Mount Rainier is the most beloved landmark in the state of Washington. This active volcano has the largest alpine glacial system in the contiguous United States bringing climbers from around the world to test their strength year after year. The park's rich conifer forests, waterfalls, spectacular subalpine wildflower meadows and abundant wildlife offer unlimited pleasure to outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
Park Acreage: 
235625
Highest Point: 
Mt. Rainier
Highest Point Elevation: 
14410 feet
Visitor Count: 
1113601
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Longmire; Paradise Valley; Narada Falls; Nisqually Glacier; Nisqually Icefall; Ohanapecosh River; Sunrise; Mount Rainier; Mount Baker; Mount Adams; Emmons Glacier; Carbon River; Temperate Rain Forest; Carbon Glacier; Mowich Lake
Endangered Species: 
Spotted Owl; Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Bull Trout (threatened); Chinook Salmon (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $15; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-$200 (varies depending on seating capacity); Mount Rainier Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Tacoma, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Packwood, WA; Randle, WA; Goose Prairie, WA; Longmire, WA; Glenoma, WA; Enumclaw, WA; Buckley, WA; Morton, WA; Black Diamond, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA); Yakima Air Terminal (YKM); Portland International Airport (PDX)

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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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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Joel Hard

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a composite of ecosystems representing distinctly different regions of Alaska. The spectacular scenery stretches from the shores of Cook Inlet, across the Chigmits, where the Alaska and Aleutian ranges meet, are an awesome sight - a jagged array of mountains and glaciers that include two active volcanoes: Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna.

Park Acreage: 
4.04531
Highest Point: 
Redoubt Volcano
Highest Point Elevation: 
10197 feet
Visitor Count: 
5320
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chigmit Mountains; Lake Clark; Mount Redoubt; Mount Iliama; Bristol Bay; Tanalian Falls; Kontrashibuna Lake
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon (threatened); Bald Eagle (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Anchorage, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Port Alsworth, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Kenai; Homer Airport (HOM)

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Darlene Koontz
To visit Lassen Volcanic National Park is to witness a brief moment in the ancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destruction in Northern California. Nestled within Lassen's peaceful forests and untouched wilderness, hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shape and change the land, evidence of Lassen's long fiery and active past.
Park Acreage: 
106372
Highest Point: 
Lassen Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
10457 feet
Visitor Count: 
388741
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Drakesbad Guest Ranch; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Great Basin Desert; Main Park Road; Loomis Museum; Manzanita
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle (threatened); Peregrine Falcon (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Annual Lassen Volcanic National Park Pass: $25; Commercial Tours (valid for 7 days): $25-$150 (varies depending on seating capacity)
Nearest Major City: 
Redding, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Mineral, CA; Old Station, CA; Shingletown, CA; Manton, CA; Paynes Creek, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Sacramento International Airport (SMF); Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO); Redding Municipal Airport (RDD); Red Bluff Municipal Airport (RBL)

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Ralph Moore

Katmai National Park and Preserve is justly famous for volcanoes, brown bears, fish and rugged wilderness. The park also has some noteworthy historic features - it is the site of the Brooks River National Historic Landmark, with North America's highest concentration of prehistoric human dwellings (about 900). If volcanic activity was what originally sparked the interest of the National Park Service, population of brown bears continues to be one of the area's most salient features and major attractions.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round; Brooks Camp opens June 1
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round; Brooks Camp closes September 17
Park Acreage: 
4.12408
Highest Point: 
Griggs Mountain - Knife Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
7650 feet
Visitor Count: 
68630
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fure's Cabin; Naknek Lake; Fisheries Building; Brooks Camp; Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
King Salmon, AK
Gateway Communities: 
King Salmon, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); King Salmon Airport (AKN)

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Jeff Mow
Kenai Fjords national Park is a dramatic glacial landscape of ice, tidewater glaciers, deeply chiseled fjords and jagged peninsulas - 607,805 acres of unspoiled wilderness on the southeast coast of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The park is capped by the Harding Icefield, a relic from past ice-ages and the largest icefield entirely within U.S. borders. At Kenai, visitors can witness a landscape continuously shaped by glaciers, earthquakes and storms.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round; Kenai Fjords Information Center opens May 21; Exit Glacier Nature Center opens May 21
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round; Kenai Fjords Information Center closes September 29; Exit Glacier Nature Center closes September 29
Park Acreage: 
669541
Highest Point: 
McCarty Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
6450 feet
Visitor Count: 
251630
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Harding Icefield; Kenai Lake Road; Moose Pass; Exit Glacier; Chiswell Islands
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle (threatened); Grizzly Bear; Humpback Whale
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Seward, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Seward, AK; Moose Pass, AK; Cooper Landing, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Kenai Municipal Airport (ENA); Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

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Isle Royale National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Phyllis Green
Accessible only by boat or seaplane, visitors come to experience this island park through hiking its trails, paddling its inland waterways, exploring its rugged coast, or venturing into the depth of its shipwrecks. Isle Royale's physical isolation and primitive wilderness challenged human use for centuries; ironically today it has become the Island's main attraction.
Park Open Info: 
16-Apr
Park Closed Info: 
1-Nov
Park Acreage: 
571790
Highest Point: 
Mount Desor
Highest Point Elevation: 
1394 feet
Visitor Count: 
17070
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lake Superior; Scoville Point; Rock Harbor; Windigo
Endangered Species: 
Gray Wolf
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass: $4 per day; Individual Season Pass: $50; Season Boat Rider Pass: $150
Nearest Major City: 
Duluth, MN
Gateway Communities: 
Copper Harbor, MI; Grand Portage, MN; Houghton, MI; Hancock, MI; Dodgeville, MI; Atlantic Mine, MI; Dollar Bay, MI; South Range, MI; Painesdale, MI; Mason, MI; Chassell, MI; Hubbell, MI; Calumet, MI; Toivola, MI; Lake Linden, MI; Allouez, MI; Wolverine, MI; Kearsarge, MI; Hovland, MN; Ahmeek, MI;
Nearby Airports: 
Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX)

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