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Which parks have jeep trails near chattanooga, tennessee?
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Ask_Erika
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Hello,

For the most accurate information it would be best to contact the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce at (423) 756-2121.

Thank you!
-American Park Network

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thesnows
Are there off Road vehicle trails in Dawson Forest
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Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area, Georgia, Four-Wheel Driving
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Ask_Erika
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Hello,

Thanks for reaching out. There are no off road vehicle trails at Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. To find out more information about activities you can contact the park office at (770) 535-5700. Thanks!

-Erika

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Roosevelt National Forest

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and ...

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rfisher
I am quite interested in becoming a Park Ranger and was wondering what the marketability and annual pay of a Park Ranger is like.
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Canaan Resort State Park, West Virginia, Susquehanna State Park, Maryland, Archaeology, ATVs, Backpacking, Bears, Bouldering, Bow Hunting, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Downhill Skiing, Four-Wheel Driving, Gun Hunting, Wildlife Watching, Native American History, Swimming, Deer, Lake Fishing, Elk, Ranger-led Programs, Marine Life, Moose, Flora & Fauna, Mountain Lions, Historic Sites, Wolves, Caving, Camping, Climbing, Fishing, History/Culture, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Preservation, Picnicking
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We often get questions about what it takes to become a National Park Ranger. Here are some tips from our partners at the Association of National Park Rangers. We hope you find them helpful:

The National Park Service (NPS) employs people in all kinds of job titles (20,000 year-round and another 7,000 - 10,000 during the summer) even though the general public often thinks that everyone that works for the NPS is a "park ranger."  Of these 30,000 employees, perhaps 7,000 are in positions that are titled park ranger.  I'll concentrate on those for now, but folks interested in maintenance jobs, or administrative jobs, or research and science related jobs should know that those jobs are there too.
 
Park ranger jobs are divided into 2 groups.  First, there are park rangers that primarily perform park interpretation.  These employees work in the park visitors' center, lead guided walks and talks, give off-site programs at local schools, establish and/or modify the park's website, write site-specific brochures and other materials, and design visitor center displays or movies, etc.  In short, this group of park rangers is the parks' primary link between the park resources and park visitors and neighbors.  By explaining the national significance of the individual park and the resources it preserves, interpretive park rangers hope to establish or strengthen visitors' understanding and support for parks, the environment, history, etc.
 
The second group of park rangers are those that primarily perform park protection.  These employees perform law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services, fire management, etc.  They are more likely to be working outside, in all kinds of weather conditions, and they might be doing this in all kinds of modes of transportation, i.e. on foot, on horseback, in vehicles, in boats, on skis, in small planes, etc.  Like interpretive rangers, protection rangers have a great responsibility to be knowledgeable about the parks' resources and threats (from human behavior) to them.  While they have many friendly, informational contacts with visitors, they also have visitor contacts that are sometimes confrontational and can be stressful.
 
For either type of ranger job, a bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university with a heavy emphasis in the natural sciences or U.S. history is generally required to be competitive.  Any public speaking experience one can gain is also very helpful.  First aid training is available in most communities and having some level of certification in first aid and CPR is helpful.  There is also free online training to anyone at the Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands at Indiana University. Such training helps one understand the NPS mission and culture and shows prospective hiring officials that you are truly interested in becoming an NPS employee.
 
Many folks that hope to be interpretive park rangers often start out working as park volunteers while they are in school or are in some other full-time career.  These opportunities are available at all NPS sites including Lake Mead National Recreation Area just outside Las Vegas.
 
For protection rangers there are a few additional requirements.  You must be at least 21 years old.  You also must be a graduate of one of the NPS-approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Academies.  A list of these schools and more information is available online. One can also pursue similar opportunities in your home community to gain experience that might make you more competitive.  Become an ambulance attendant in your community, become a volunteer firefighter with your local fire department or your state forestry department, or become a member of your local community search and rescue squad.
 
Finally, the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is a membership organization open to anyone.  One does not have to be a park ranger or an NPS employee to become an ANPR member.  There are networking and informational opportunities within ANPR that can help one be competitive for NPS jobs, and it is important to understand that it is not just what you know, but also who you know that will help one get their foot in the door with the NPS.  ANPR also offers a publication for sale titled, "Live the Adventure: Join the National Park Service" that can be helpful in understanding the requirements for park ranger jobs.  

For more information about ANPR visit their website.

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rickdettl...
Do u now where arrow head camp grounds is in clinton, Il
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Astronomy/Stargazing, Four-Wheel Driving, Road Biking, Trail Running, Bird Watching, Food/Dining, Deer, Lake Fishing, Camping, Fishing, Kids Activities, Park Passes and Fees, Picnicking, RVing
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The address for Arrowhead Acres Camp is 3315 Weldon Springs Rd, Clinton, IL.  

Visit their website at http://arrowheadacres.net/Indexaac.htm for more information.

For directions, go to the following!  http://yellowpages.whowhere.com/il/clinton/arrowhead-acres-camp-L2205714398.html?diktfc=20CA9B4F015C16D50B52DAFA6E8FEA3EEE3C72BE3327

    

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Rangers usually work 40 hours a week with frequent overtime and 
weekend work in the summer when the use of the parks increases.  
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Park Love...
I want to visit the south rim of the grand canyon. with the car is the road open these days? is there a lot of snow? thanks ms ELENI
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, ATVs, Auto/Motorcycle, Bears, Four-Wheel Driving, Wildlife Watching, Ranger-led Programs, Flora & Fauna, History/Culture, Park Passes and Fees, Volcanology
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The South Rim of Grand Canyon is open every day of the year.  Personal vehicles are allowed at most times on the rim road with certain exceptions.  As of today, the weather and roads is fine and access is available everywhere except for Yaki Point.  On March 1st some things change, so for more information on the day/days you'd like to go, you should call the park information line at (928) 638-7888.

Here are some other links for current weather in the area:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=fgz&smap=1&textField1=36.04639&textField2=-112.15333

 

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George
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We just returned from the South rim of the Grand Canyon.   The roads are well maintained and if you follow the Hermit Road from the Village where the Lodges are, you won't have any trouble at all.

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George
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We just returned from the South rim of the Grand Canyon.   The roads are well maintained and if you follow the Hermit Road from the Village where the Lodges are, you won't have any trouble at all.

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KBigRita
Where do I find the construction schedule for Yellowstone for Sept 2010?
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Four-Wheel Driving, Road Biking
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WE ARE COMING TO ALASKA IN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST AND WANT TO SEE BEARS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT CAN U HELP US
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Denali National Park & Preserve, Auto/Motorcycle, Bears, Dog Mushing, Fly Fishing, Four-Wheel Driving, Wildlife Watching, Native American History, Swimming, Lake Fishing, Moose, Wolves, Golfing, Park Passes and Fees, Photography
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Denali National Park is deep in the heart of Alaska's bear country. It is almost impossible to drive through the park without seeing a bear. One of your best bets to see a bear is take one of the many bus tours offered by the park. These tours afford visitors the chance to become familiar with the park and surrounding areas. Denali is a largely pristine, undeveloped park. A few years ago a conscious decision was made to not develop its hiking trails. 

Bears are most often found near where they feed. They are most often seen in many of the berry patches in the park.

During the summer it is very important to follow proper safety precautions. Park Rangers can alert you to proper procedures to avoid injuries in bear country. Bears can be particularly hostile during this time of year while they are raising their young. Always remember, bears are wild and if startled can be deadly. 

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