River Rafting

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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Rafting

A great way to experience wilderness, rafting takes you over the river and through the woods on an adventure of your favorite riparian park! Numerous float trip possibilities await park visitors from leisurely paddles to swiftly paced oarsmanship. Available in parks as accessible as the Grand Canyon to the vast Alaskan backcountry of Lake Clark National Park, your next rafting trip awaits you in America's great outdoors!

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Hammet
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument reveals Oregon's exciting past. Take a journey into ancient Oregon by touring the museum at Sheep Rock, hiking a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnicking at Clarno. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
14000
Visitor Count: 
119656
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Painted Hills; Cant Ranch; Sheep Rock; Blue Basin; Cathedral Rock;
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kimberly, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Dayville, OR; Kimberly, OR; Antelope, OR; Spray, OR; Fossil, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Portland International Airport (PDX); Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH); Burns Municipal Airport (BNO); Grant County Regional Airport / Ogilvie Field (JDA)

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Dinosaur National Monument

The largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died in the area now known as Dinosaur National Monument. Fragments of a long ago world are scattered among the craggy hills of the monument. The main exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, but some fossils can be seen by hiking 1/2 mile from the Temporary Visitor Center. Other highlights of the park include captivating rock art and scenery, homestead sites, and whitewater rafting.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
210278
Highest Point: 
Zenobia Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
9006 feet
Visitor Count: 
278473
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Yampa River; Green River
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $10; Motorcycle Pass (valid for seven days): $5-10; Dinosaur National Monument Pass:: $20;
Nearest Major City: 
Vernal, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Dinosaur, CO; Rangely, CO; Maybell, CO;
Nearby Airports: 
Vernal Regional Airport (VEL)

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Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Ralph Moore
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is one of the least visited units of the National Park System, due to its remote location and notoriously bad weather. However, this vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," is truly impressive. One of the highlights of the park is a magnificent six-mile wide, 2,500 ft. deep caldera formed during a massive eruption 3,500 years ago.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
602779
Highest Point: 
Aniakchak Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
4400 feet
Visitor Count: 
60
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Aniakchak River; Aniakchak Caldera; Aniakchak Wild River; Aleutian Mountains; Surprise Lake
Endangered Species: 
Stellar Sea Lion
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
King Salmon, AK
Gateway Communities: 
King Salmon, AK
Nearby Airports: 
King Salmon Airport (AKN)

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Yosemite National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Michael Tollefson
Yosemite National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls and impressive granite walls. Within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can also find deep valleys, sprawling meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada John Muir describes as "the heart of the world".
Park Acreage: 
747956
Highest Point: 
Mount Lyell
Highest Point Elevation: 
13114 feet
Visitor Count: 
3242644
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Yosemite Valley; Bridalveil Fall; Yosemite Falls; El Capitan; Half Dome; Happy Isles; Mirror Lake; Mirror Meadow; Valley View Turnout; Tunnel View; Wawona; Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias; Glacier Point; Badger Pass Ski Area; Hetch Hetchy; Tioga Road; High Country; Olmsted Point; Tenaya Lake; Tuolomne Meadows
Endangered Species: 
Red-legged Frogs (threatened); Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs (threatened); Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep (threatened); Limestone Salamander (threatened); Giant Garter Snake (threatened); Great Gray Owl; Willow Flycatcher; Sierra Nevada Red Fox (threatened); California Wolverine (threatened); Thompson's Sedge; Yosemite Onion; Congdon's Lewisia; Congdon's Woolly Sunflower; Peregrine Falcon; Southern Bald Eagle; Yosemite Woolly Sunflower (threatened); Congdon's Lewisia (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass: $10 (on foot, horseback, motorcycle); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-300 (varies depending on seating capacity); Yosemite Annual Pass: $40
Nearest Major City: 
Mariposa, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Fish Camp, CA; El Portal, CA; Mather, CA; Lee Vining; Oakhurst, CA; Bass Lake, CA; Wishon, CA; Ahwahnee, CA; Midpines, CA; Coarsegold, CA; Groveland, CA; Big Oak Flat, CA; Mariposa, CA; Auberry, CA; Soulsbyville, CA; Twain Harte, CA; Hayward, CA; Strawberry, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Fresno-Yosemite International (FAT); Merced Airport (MCE); Modesto City-County Airport (MOD); San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK); San Jose International Airport (SJC); Sacramento International Airport (SMF); Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

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Olympic National Park

Superintendent Name: 
William Laitner

Olympic National Park adds sparkling lakes and temperate rain forest to the natural landscape of Washington state, making it one of the great outdoor destinations in America all year-round.

Park Acreage: 
922651
Highest Point: 
Mount Olympus
Highest Point Elevation: 
7969 feet
Visitor Count: 
2749197
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Hurricane Ridge; Elwha; Lake Crescent; Sol Duc; Ozette; Rialto Beach; Hoh Rain Forest; Kalaloch Beach; Queet Valley; Quinault Valley; Staircase
Endangered Species: 
Northern Spottted Owl; Marbled Murrelet; Grizzly Bear
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $15; Olympic National Park Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Port Angeles, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Port Angeles, WA; Carlsborg, WA; Sequim, WA; Joyce, WA; Forks, WA; Beaver, WA; Chimacum, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA); William R. Fairchild International Airport (CLM)

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Mount Rainier National Park

Superintendent Name: 
David Uberuaga
Towering over Puget Sound, Mount Rainier is the most beloved landmark in the state of Washington. This active volcano has the largest alpine glacial system in the contiguous United States bringing climbers from around the world to test their strength year after year. The park's rich conifer forests, waterfalls, spectacular subalpine wildflower meadows and abundant wildlife offer unlimited pleasure to outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
Park Acreage: 
235625
Highest Point: 
Mt. Rainier
Highest Point Elevation: 
14410 feet
Visitor Count: 
1113601
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Longmire; Paradise Valley; Narada Falls; Nisqually Glacier; Nisqually Icefall; Ohanapecosh River; Sunrise; Mount Rainier; Mount Baker; Mount Adams; Emmons Glacier; Carbon River; Temperate Rain Forest; Carbon Glacier; Mowich Lake
Endangered Species: 
Spotted Owl; Gray Wolf; Grizzly Bear; Bull Trout (threatened); Chinook Salmon (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $15; Commercial Tour Fees: $25-$200 (varies depending on seating capacity); Mount Rainier Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Tacoma, WA
Gateway Communities: 
Packwood, WA; Randle, WA; Goose Prairie, WA; Longmire, WA; Glenoma, WA; Enumclaw, WA; Buckley, WA; Morton, WA; Black Diamond, WA
Nearby Airports: 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA); Yakima Air Terminal (YKM); Portland International Airport (PDX)

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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Joel Hard

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a composite of ecosystems representing distinctly different regions of Alaska. The spectacular scenery stretches from the shores of Cook Inlet, across the Chigmits, where the Alaska and Aleutian ranges meet, are an awesome sight - a jagged array of mountains and glaciers that include two active volcanoes: Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna.

Park Acreage: 
4.04531
Highest Point: 
Redoubt Volcano
Highest Point Elevation: 
10197 feet
Visitor Count: 
5320
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chigmit Mountains; Lake Clark; Mount Redoubt; Mount Iliama; Bristol Bay; Tanalian Falls; Kontrashibuna Lake
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon (threatened); Bald Eagle (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Anchorage, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Port Alsworth, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Kenai; Homer Airport (HOM)

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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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