River Rafting

SimplySue
Traveling to Utah next week. Annual Pass $80 per person or per car?
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Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Utah, River Rafting, Hiking, Horseback Riding
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Tarah
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"Provides entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federally operated recreation sites across the country" and "Covers the pass holder and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. "

So, if you're entering a park that has a vehicle entrance fee, you can fill the car with people and get everyone in.  However, if you're entering a park that has a "per person" fee, the pass will admit you, plus 3 people 16yrs or older (there's no entry fee for 15yrs and under).

Check out the National Park Service's page on the "America the Beautiful" annual pass.

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If you don't already have your annual pass, you can buy it online at www.parkpass.net!
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Park Love...
Great smokey mountain train and white water rafting
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting
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Oh, Range...
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Yes, you are in luck, there is indeed a train near the Smokies and white water rafting as well.


Train: Check out the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad out of Bryson City, NC. Here's the link - http://www.gsmr.com/ The train runs year round, with daily departures in the summer. The trips take 4 to 4 1/2 hours to complete. The cost to ride the train can range from $34 and $53 for adults, kids cost less. Check the website for exact times and prices.


As far as white water rafting goes, there are a number of different rivers and creeks capable of rafting. It is probably best to consult with a rafting guide before you head out on your own, as local knowledge can make the difference between having a great time and getting marooned on a log jam. For a list of guides in the area, try this link : http://www.greatsmokyrentals.com/rafting.html 


Enjoy your trip, let us know how it went when you get back.

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Dolores
Do the shuttle buses run in October at Bryce Canyon & Zion?
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Zion National Park, River Rafting
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Hi Dolores,


The Bryce Canyon Shuttle for 2009 only runs through September 13th. The route duration is about 50 minutes, not including the time spent at facilities and overlooks. For more details on shuttle stops and times, click here: http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/shuttle.htm


The Zion Canyon Shuttle Service, however, will be running through November. On weekends in November 2009, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive shuttle service will be available on a voluntary basis on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The free shuttle service will also be able available on Thanksgiving Day. For more details on shuttle stops and times, click here: http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/zion-canyon-shuttle-system.htm


I hope you have a great trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Please be sure to check back in with us to post pictures and comments after your trip!

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Park Love...
Where is the best place to go whitewater rafting in or near Yellowstone Park?
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Yellowstone National Park, River Rafting, Kids Activities
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While not always thought of as a "river running" destination (more fly fishing in the area rivers) there are certainly a few great rivers near Yellowstone. The Gallatin River and Yellowstone Rivers can both be day trips from the park. For more, check out our Yellowstone pages. You can start here: http://www.ohranger.com/yellowstone/news/2008/summer-montana%E2%80%99s-spectacular-national-parks Also, here are some guide services in the area: Montana Whitewater (800) 799-4465 Wild West Rafting (800) 862-0557 Geyser Whitewater (800) 914-9031 Have a great trip, and remember to be safe on the water! If you have any more questions along the way, feel free to visit us anytime at www.OhRanger.com Thanks!
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Park Love...
I need help planning a 2 week car tour of southeastern Utah and northern Arizona plus Las Vegas
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Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Hoover Dam, Zion National Park, Auto/Motorcycle, Motorized Boating, River Rafting, Hiking
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In Utah You’ll be right in the heart of the Grand Circle, a collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations. Take some time to explore some of these places, including Zion, Canyonlands and Monument Valley. I would also recommend visiting the Grand Canyon while in Arizona. For more information on sights to see in the area, check out www.grandcircle.org and www.utah.com/nationalparks/grandcircle.htm. For more information on specific parks and activities in Arizona, go to http://www.ohranger.com/, click on “Where to Go” and then click on Arizona state on the map. Then, scroll down to find a list of all the parks and public lands in Arizona. You can also click on one of the activities shown in “STEP 2: SELECT ONE OR MORE THINGS TO DO,” which will narrow down your search and only show you parks that have the activity you’re searching for. You can repeat these steps with both Utah and Nevada as your starting point. Please swing by OhRanger.com after your trip to let us know how it went!
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We will be at Bonanza Creek Campground near Challis, ID July 6-10. What are some good trails to hike and other activities to do nearby?
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Archaeology, Auto/Motorcycle, Astronomy/Stargazing, Swimming, Fossils, Lake Fishing, Gear, Ranger-led Programs, River Rafting, Health & Fitness, Wildflowers, History/Culture, Hiking, Kids Activities, Safety, Volcanology, Picnicking
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If you enjoy scenic beauty, extended hikes, short day hikes, and the serenity of escaping from the crowds, then you'll love the area around Bonanza Creek Campground in Challis Salmon National Forest. The campground is located in the Yankee Fork Ranger District offers over 300 miles of trails to enjoy. There are trails that will take you into a mixture of rugged peaks, timbered slopes, narrow canyon bottoms and majestic lakes. The Yankee Fork District offers a vast variety of trails to satisfy the desires of all kinds of uses, motorcycles, four wheelers, horseback, bicyclers and hikers, whether they are a novice or experienced. You can find a lot more information about the area here: http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sc/yankeefork/trails.shtml have a great trip!
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South Fork Owyhee River Recreation Management Area

The South Fork Owyhee River flows north through the Owyhee desert, joining the river's East Fork in southwestern Idaho. River-running in rafts and kayaks through the steep-walled canyon is the most popular recreational activity from late March through early June. This location is the perfect remote river for kayaking ...

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Things To Do

Things To Do Whether you're stopping by for an hour or planning a two-week vacation, Canyonlands offers many ways to spend your time in the park. Boating The Colorado and Green Rivers have played a significant role in shaping the landscape of Canyonlands, and both offer an interesting way to visit the ...

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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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