Kayaking

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Vaughn Baker

For over 9,000 years people have been coming to the powerful Columbia River of Lake Roosevelt National Monument. Once upon a time, the rich fishery of the river was used for survival and prosperity, and today visitors continue to enjoy the river’s recreational opportunities of fishing, camping, hunting and boating. Experience life on the river past and present when you visit Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Park Acreage: 
100390
Visitor Count: 
1281586
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Fort Spokane; Kettle Falls; Columbia Basin; Cascade Mountains
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Bull Trout; California Bighorn Sheep; American Peregrine
Entrance Fees: 
Campsite: $10.00 per night per site (May 1–September 30),
Nearest Major City: 
Spokane, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Coulee Dam, WA; Elmer City, WA; Grand Coulee, WA; Electric City, WA; Nespelem, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Spokane International Airport (GEG)

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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 at the park. The Middle Delaware is one of the cleanest rivers around!
Park Acreage: 
68714
Highest Point: 
Mt. Tammany
Highest Point Elevation: 
1527 feet
Visitor Count: 
5254216
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
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Stroudsburg, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

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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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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Kitty Roberts
Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. Stretching hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, Glen Canyon NRA is bursting with scenic vistas, geologic wonders and a vast panorama of human history. Begin your journey at the visitorâ
Park Acreage: 
1.25443e+06
Highest Point: 
Kaitarowits Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
8000 feet
Visitor Count: 
1885378
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Glen Canyon Dam; Lake Powell; Kaiparowits Plateau; Navajo Mountain
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Golden Eagle; Colorado Squawfish, Humpback Chub; Bonytail Chub; Razorback Sucker
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $7; Vehicle Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Page, AZ; Las Vegas, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Page, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
Page Municipal Airport (PGA)

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Brian O'Neil

It’s obvious why Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the most visited units of the National Park System, with over 13 million visitors a year. The two hundred years of history boast Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier, the Mexican Republic, maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications and the growth of urban San Francisco. Explore the many areas of the park, stretching from northern San Mateo County to Southern Marin County and including several areas of San Francisco.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round: Wednesday-Sunday
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round: Wednesday-Sunday
Park Acreage: 
31067
Visitor Count: 
13486824
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Presidio of Francisco; Fort Point National Historic Site; San Francisco Port of Embarkation; Alcatraz Island; San Francisco Bay Discovery Site (Portola Site Acquisition Monument); Golden Gate Bridge; Bolinas Ridge; Fort Baker; Fort Cronkhite; Gerbode Valley; Kirby Cove; Marin Headlands; Muir Woods National Monument; Muir Beach; Muir Beach Overlook; Nike Missile Site; Olema Valley; Point Bonita Lighthouse; Stinson Beach; Tennessee Valley; Alcatraz Island; Baker Beach; Battery Chamberlin; China Beach; Cliff House & Sutro Baths; Crissy Airfield; Crissy Field Marsh & Beach; Crissy Field Center; Fort Funston; Fort Mason; Fort Point National Historic Site; Lands End; Ocean Beach
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Stinson Beach, CA; Mill Valley, CA; Corte Madera, CA; Greenbrae, CA; Sausalito, CA; San Francisco, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK)

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Kevin Cheri
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area attracts visitors for a variety of reasons, including the spectacular nature, rocky shoals, and great fishing spots. The 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River are available for raft, canoe, kayak, motor boat and other small boat use year round. Come and enjoy this watery playground any time of the year!
Park Acreage: 
4699
Highest Point Elevation: 
1100 feet
Visitor Count: 
2842670
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chattahoochee River
Endangered Species: 
White Fringeless Orchid; Georgia Aster; Michaux’s Sumac; Bald Eagle; Whooping Crane; Peregrine Falcon; Bachman's Sparrow
Entrance Fees: 
Individual: $3.00; Annual: $25.00
Nearest Major City: 
Atlanta, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Norcross, GA; Roswell, GA; Alpharetta, GA; Duluth, GA; Lilburn, GA; Tucker, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

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Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Bruce Jacobson

The Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area offers easy access to America’s natural and cultural history—all a stone’s throw from downtown Boston. The area is comprised of 34 islands and peninsulas, many of which are open for public recreation; some of which are very small and best suited for wildlife. Attractions include hiking trails, beaches, civil war-era Fort Warren on Georges Island and Boston Light on Little Brewster Island, one of the oldest lighthouses in the nation.

Park Open Info: 
Summer
Park Closed Info: 
Winter
Park Acreage: 
245
Highest Point Elevation: 
18 feet
Visitor Count: 
1944386
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Warren; Fort Andews; Boston Light; Long Wharf; Graves Light; Long Island Head Light; Little Brewster
Endangered Species: 
Least Tern; Northern Harrier; Common Tern; Barn Owl; Sea-beach Dock; American Sea Blite
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Boston, MA
Gateway Communities: 
Hull, MA; Hingham, MA; Cohasset, MA; Quincy, MA; Weymouth, MA
Nearby Airports: 
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS)

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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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Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Superintendent Name: 
Dave Forney
The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River stretches along approximately 73 miles of the Delaware River from Hancock, NY to Sparrowbush, NY. Most of the land in this unit of the National Park Service is privately owned. Rolling hills, riverfront villages, and bald eagles perched on trees form a vibrant backdrop as the Delaware River meanders gracefully through the rural countryside.
Park Acreage: 
74999
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Delaware & Hudson Canal; Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct; The Corwin Farm; Zane Grey Museum; Roebling Bridge
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Beach Lake, PA
Gateway Communities: 
Narrowsburg, NY; Cochecton Center, NY; Beach Lake, PA; Milanville, PA; Lake Huntington, NY; Cochecton, NY; Damascus, PA; Bethel, PA; Tyler Hill, PA; White Mills, PA; Yulan, NY; Callicoon, NY; Kenoza Lake, NY; Hortonville, NY; Honesdale, PA; Eldred, NY; Hawley, PA; Rowland, PA; Lackawaxen, PA
Nearby Airports: 
Stewart International Airport (SWF)

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Alagnak Wild River

Superintendent Name: 
Doug Neighbor

The headwaters of the Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park & Preserve. Every year, this wild and scenic river changes its course and branches anew, for which reason its sometimes called the “Branch River.” The Alagnak’s extraordinary rainbow trout, char, grayling, and abundant salmon has helped it become one of the most popular fishing destinations in all of southwest Alaska.

Park Acreage: 
30665
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Historic
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
King Salmon, AK
Gateway Communities: 
King Salmon, AK; Naknek, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage

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