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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Dale Ditmanson

Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains, comprised of ridge upon ridge of forest straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The park is world renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. With over 800 miles of trails, America's most visited national park is a hiker's paradise.

Park Acreage: 
521495
Highest Point: 
Clingman's Dome
Highest Point Elevation: 
6643 feet
Visitor Count: 
9289215
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mingus Mill; Mountain Farm Museum; Caldwell House; Gregg-Cable House; Hannah Cabin; Little Cataloochee Church; Noah "Bud" Ogle Cabin; Palmer Chapel; Grotto Falls; Laurel Falls; Abrams Falls; Rainbow Falls; Fontana Dam; Clingmans Dome
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Cherokee, NC; Knoxville, TN
Gateway Communities: 
Cherokee, NC; Whittier, NC; Bryson City, NC; Gatlinburg, TN; Dillsboro, NC
Nearby Airports: 
McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS); Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

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Great Basin National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Cindy Nielsen

In the shadow of Great Basin National Park's 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Great Basin offers the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Full of wonders, Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.

Park Acreage: 
77180
Highest Point: 
Wheeler Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
13063 feet
Visitor Count: 
78524
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Lehman Caves; Lexington Arch; Wheeler Peak; Johnson Lake Mine; Lehman Orchard; Lehman Aqueduct; Rhodes Cabin
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Ely, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Baker, NV; Garrison, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC); Mc Carran International Airport (LAS)

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Grand Canyon National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Stephen Martin
At 277 river-miles long, an average of ten miles wide and nearly one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is widely proclaimed as one of the wonders of the natural world. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate this immense canyon that will surely overwhelm your senses.
Park Acreage: 
1.2174e+06
Highest Point: 
Lookout Tower Ridge
Highest Point Elevation: 
9180 feet
Visitor Count: 
4279439
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Grand Canyon of the Colorado River; Bright Angel Lodge; Canyon View Plaza; Desert View Watchtower; El Tovar Hotel; Hermit's Rest; Kolb Studio; Mather Point; Yavapai Observation Station
Endangered Species: 
Humpback Chub; Razorback Sucker; Kanab Ambersnail; California Brown Pelican; Yuma Clapper Rail; Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $12; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25
Nearest Major City: 
Flagstaff, AZ; Fredonia, AZ
Gateway Communities: 
Grand Canyon, AZ; North Rim, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS); Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX); Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG)

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Grand Teton National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Mary Gibson-Scott
Welcome to Grand Teton National Park, where the majestic Teton Range rises impressively along the western edge of the scenic valley known as Jackson Hole. Here you will experience the captivating natural beauty that has drawn appreciative visitors to the area for generations. Whether you've come to relax and take in the view or to actively explore Grand Teton's many offerings, you will be rewarded with opportunities to get closer to the region's unique natural and human history.
Park Acreage: 
309995
Highest Point: 
Grand Teton
Highest Point Elevation: 
13770 feet
Visitor Count: 
2406476
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Jackson Hole; Snake River; Chapel of Transfiguration; Menors Ferry
Endangered Species: 
Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Lynx; Whooping Crane
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $12;Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25; Motorcycle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Winter Day Use Pass: $5
Nearest Major City: 
Jackson, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Moran, WY; Moose, WY; Jackson, WY; Kelly, WY; Teton Village, WY
Nearby Airports: 
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC); Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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Glacier National Park (part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park)

Superintendent Name: 
Michael O. Holm
Glacier National Park encompasses a region of mountains in the northwest corner of Montana that abuts Waterton Lakes National Park in southwestern Alberta. Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, spectacular lakes, and 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise. Discover what awaits you and relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans.
Park Acreage: 
1.01357e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount Cleveland
Highest Point Elevation: 
10466 feet
Visitor Count: 
1964399
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Great Northern Railway; Marias Pass; Going-to-the-Sun Road
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $15; Glacier National Park Annual Pass: $35
Nearest Major City: 
Kalispell, MT
Gateway Communities: 
West Glacier, MT; Coram, MT; Martin City, MT; Hungry Horse, MT; Babb, MT; Columbia Falls, MT
Nearby Airports: 
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA); Great Falls International Airport (GTF); Missoula International Airport (MSO)

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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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Dry Tortugas National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Dan Kimball
Welcome to Dry Tortugas National Park, which is located 68 miles west of Key West and includes seven islands amid 100 square miles of shoals, water and coral. It is an unparalleled wildlife sanctuary, protecting an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, fish and flora. Along with its flora and fauna, the park also boasts legends of pirates and sunken gold and its military past.
Park Acreage: 
647001
Highest Point: 
Loggerhead Key
Highest Point Elevation: 
10 feet
Visitor Count: 
64122
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Jefferson
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Camping Pass: $3 (per night)
Nearest Major City: 
Key West, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Key West, FL; Sugarloaf Shores, FL; Summerland Key, FL; Big Pine Key, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Key West International Airport (EYW)

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Everglades National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Dan Kimball
Everglades National Park, the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental United States, is located less than an hour's drive from Miami. This unparalleled wildlife sanctuary protects an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, fish and flora and boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee.
Park Acreage: 
1.50854e+06
Highest Point: 
Grossman Hammock
Highest Point Elevation: 
12 feet
Visitor Count: 
954022
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Florida Bay
Endangered Species: 
American crocodile; Green Turtle; Atlantic Ridley Turtle; Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle; Atlantic Leatherback Turtle; Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow; Snail (Everglades) Kite; Wood Stork; West Indian Manatee; Florida Panther; Key Largo Wood Rat; Key Largo Cotton Mouse; Red-cockaded Woodpecker; Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly; Garber's Spurge
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Everglades National Park Annual Pass: $25
Nearest Major City: 
Florida City, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Everglades City, FL; Chokoloskee, FL; Copeland, FL; Ochopee, FL; Homestead, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Miami International Aiirport (MIA)

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Crater Lake National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Chuck Lundy
Welcome to Crater Lake National Park, located in Southern Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, 100 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years with its deep, blue lake, surrounding 2,000 foot high cliffs, two picturesque islands, and tumultuous volcanic past. It is a place of exceptional beauty, as it lies inside a caldera created when the Mount Mazama collapsed 7,700 years ago following a large eruption.
Park Acreage: 
183224
Highest Point: 
Mount Scott
Highest Point Elevation: 
8929 feet
Visitor Count: 
388972
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Crater Lake; Munson Valley; Rim Village
Endangered Species: 
American Peregrine Falcon; Gray Wolf; Columbian White-tailed Deer; Pumice Grapefern
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Medford, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Fort Klamath, OR; Prospect, OR; Chemult, OR; Chiloquin, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Medford Airport (MFR)

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Superintendent Name: 
John P. Debo, Jr.
Although Cuyahoga Valley is located near the urban environments of Cleveland and Akron, it remains in a world of its own. Named the "crooked river" by American Indians, the winding Cuyahoga gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is abound with flora and fauna, gives a sense of times past, and provides a refuge Ohio's residents and visitors to experience recreation and solitude.
Park Acreage: 
32776
Highest Point: 
Metro Point (Metro Parks)
Highest Point Elevation: 
1175 feet
Visitor Count: 
2468816
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Cuyahoga River; Ohio & Erie Canal Townpath
Endangered Species: 
Indian Bat; Piping Plover
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Akron, OH
Gateway Communities: 
Peninsula, OH; Niles, OH; Hudson, OH; Richfield, OH; Bath, OH; Brecksville, OH
Nearby Airports: 
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE); Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK)

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