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Channel Islands National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Russell Galipeau
Just off the coast of California's mainland lies Channel Islands National Park, one of North America's most pristine treasures. Due to isolation over thousands of years, the park has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth. The park encompasses five remarkable islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara) and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources.
Park Acreage: 
249561
Highest Point: 
Devil's Peak (inholding)
Highest Point Elevation: 
2475 feet
Visitor Count: 
375256
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Anacapa Island; Santa Barbara Island; Santa Cruz Island; San Miguel Island; Santa Rosa Island; Cabrillo Monument; Lester Ranch Site; Caliche Forest; Point Bennett
Endangered Species: 
Island Fox; Hoffmann
Entrance Fees: 
Campsite: $15.00 (per night per site)
Nearest Major City: 
Ventura, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Ventura, CA; Oxnard, CA; Springville, CA; Oakview, CA; Port Hueneme, CA; Camarillo, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); Burbank Airport (BUR); Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)

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Biscayne National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Mark Lewis

Biscayne National Park protects the spectacular underwater life of Biscayne Bay and the coral reefs, as well as the tropical hardwood hammocks of its keys. It is an unparalleled wildlife sanctuary, protecting an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, fish and flora. Visible from downtown Miami, Biscayne boasts a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Visit Biscayne and see why humans, ranging from pirates to pineapple farmers to presidents, have been inhabiting this area for 10,000 years.

Park Acreage: 
172924
Highest Point: 
Totten Key; Old Rhodes Key
Highest Point Elevation: 
9 feet
Visitor Count: 
608836
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Biscayne Bay; Florida Keys; Stiltsville
Endangered Species: 
West Indian Manatee; Eastern Indigo Snake; Piping Plover; American Crocodile; Peregrine Falcon; Schaus' Swallowtail Butterfly; Least Tern; Loggerhead Sea Turtle; Leatherback Sea Turtle; Kemps Ridley Turtle; Green Turtle; Hawksbill Turtle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Miami, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Homestead, FL; Miami, FL; Key Largo, FL; Biscayne, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Miami International Airport (MIA)

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