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Middle Delaware National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
John J. Donahue
Did you know the Delaware watershed provides water for 10% of the nation's population?! The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to the Middle Delaware River, which passes for over forty miles between low forested mountains with barely a house in sight. The river then cuts through the mountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river runs 200 more miles to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington, Delaware. Swim, fish, boat, canoe, kayak, raft and tube. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Visitor Count: 
5052264
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware River; Historic Wallpack Center; Dutch Mines; Delaware Valley; Old Mine Road; Dingman's Falls; Silver Thread Falls; Raymondskill Falls; Historic Millbrook Village
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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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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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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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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Niobrara National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Hedren
The Niobrara National Scenic River is located in north-central Nebraska, United States, approximately 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Omaha. In 1991, Congress set aside 76 miles (120 km) along two stretches of the Niobrara River for preservation. The Niobrara River drains over 12,000 square miles of the Sandhills, one of the largest stabilized dune fields in the world. Take a leisurely float on this outstanding Great Plains river in north-central Nebraska.
Park Acreage: 
23074
Visitor Count: 
60397
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Niobrara; Carns State Aid Bridge; Cornell Dam; Cherry County; Brown County;
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Whooping Crane; Piping Plover; Least Tern
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Valentine, NE
Gateway Communities: 
Valentine, NE; Crookston, NE
Nearby Airports: 
Pierre Airport (PIR)

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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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Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Superintendent Name: 
Noel Poe

Located in the Ozarks area of south central Missouri, the Ozark National Scenic Riverway was created by an Act of Congress in 1964 to protect the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. The clean, clear waters of these spring-fed rivers make up the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the first national park area to protect a wild river system. Today the visitors use the park for many forms of recreation including johnboating, tubing, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and camping.

Park Acreage: 
80785
Visitor Count: 
1491380
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Alley Mill;
Endangered Species: 
Big-Eared Bat
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Ozark, AR
Gateway Communities: 
Fremont, MO; Van Buren, MO; Winona, MO; Briar, MO; Ellsinore, MO; Doniphan, MO; Ellington, MO; Mill Spring, MO; Grandin, MO; Gatewood, MO; Piedmont, MO; Alton, MO; Fairdealing, MO; Oxly, MO; Williamsville, MO; Martinsburg, MO; Warm Springs, AR; Naylor, MO; Riverside, MO; Harviell, MO
Nearby Airports: 
Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM)

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Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Superintendent Name: 
Tom Bradley
Popular destinations for canoeing, boating, fishing, camping and hunting, the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water gliding past a lush green landscape, historic towns and spectacular scenery. Nestled between Minnesota and Wisconsin in a picturesque valley, the St. Croix River flows between bluffs of limestone and sandstone, beginning as a narrow gorge with steep vertical walls, then slowing and widening into the scenic Lake St. Croix. Choose to canoe and camp amid the north woods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns.
Park Acreage: 
67469
Visitor Count: 
521695
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Gibson Cabin; Soo Line High Bridge; Earl Bridge
Endangered Species: 
Higgins Eye Mussel; Wingged Mapleleaf Mussel; Blandings Turtle; Snapping Turtle; Wood Turtle; Five-lined Skink; Eastern Hognose Snake; Blue Racer; Bull Snake; Milk Snake; Timber Rattlesnake
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Minneapolis, MN
Gateway Communities: 
Saint Croix Falls, WI; Taylors Falls, MN; Dresser, WI; Shafer, MN; Centuria, WI; Osceola, WI; Cushing, WI; Almelund, MN; Lindstrom, MN; Center City, MN; Chisago City, MN; Balsam Lake, WI; Milltown, WI; Scandia, MN; North Branch, MN; Amery, WI; Luck, WI; Stacy, MN; Marine on Saint Croix, MN; Star Prairie, WI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN
Nearby Airports: 
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

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