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I am planning to go to Grand Canyon on 28 Dec 2010 and would like to know whether the park services and rangers talk will still be on?
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The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open 365 days a year.  All visitor services: camping, lodging, and restaurants are available year round. Reservations are strongly recommended during the busy summer season.

Some facilities are closed during the winter depending on the severity of the weather.  For more information as you get closer to the trip you can call the General Visitor Information Line at (928) 638-7888

http://www.ohranger.com/grand-canyon

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sebray
Looking for lodging in Acadia park
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Acadia National Park in fact does not have any structured lodging within its boundaries.  That said, one of the things that makes the park (and the towns on Mount Desert Island) so special, is the interconnectedness between the community, its resources and the park itself.

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is the absolute best resource for ALL things Acadia. 

http://www.barharborinfo.com/where_to_stay/

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Bill-Leil...
What is the usual weather in Yosemite in late September?
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ljbyrley
I life next to the Patoka Wildlife Ref. How do I find out how to get a job in the State and County Parks system?
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Go to the IDNR website:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/
and look around there.  It is a big organization, so you have to know what kind of job you want and are qualified for - maintenance, enforcement, education, etc.  Indiana government is facing budget shortfalls like most states, so jobs may be in short supply.  As for county jobs, you will have to call or visit the particular county website  - counties do not coordinate job openings with each other.  There is no substitue for getting to know the local workers personally, and volunteering for your favorite organization is a great way to get your foot in the door.  Park agencies always need volunteer help.

Bob Dispenza
Allen County Parks
Fort Wayne, IN

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bardandbi...
Could you please tell me what the weather is expected to be like in Yellowstone Park this September 15th to October 1st ?
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Plan for any kind of weather.  The weather in Yellowstone is best described as unpredictable.  The website below has the averages for park weather (keep in mind that the elevation in Yellowstone ranges from 5300 to over 8000 feet).

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/weather.htm

September is a wonderful time to visit Yellowstone, enjoy your visit.

Kristine

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Rich

As Kristine pointed out, it's hard to predict, but

At that time last year, most locations in the park had a few inches of snow. I'd plan for cold and snow, but have some lighter clothing with you as well, just in case it stays warm.

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Richard H...
How can I obtain a complimentary booklet from American Parks Network for Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP? If so, How do I order one?
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Click this link! 

The full-set of guides comes to you in a box for the cost of shipping and handling ($19.99).  Enjoy!

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If you stay at an in park resort managed by Xanterra (www.xanterra.com), such as the lodges or cabins within Yellowstone, the APN/"Oh Ranger!" guidebook is a free part of the guest services directory you'll find in your room or cabin. This isn't very helpful if you're planning a trip in advance, of course, so I highly recommened spending the $20 and ordering the whole set.


I assume this applies at all Xanterra managed properties, and possibly at the other parks whose services are managed by others (like Delaware North or Forever Resorts, etc), but I can't be 100% sure.

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