Water Skiing

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Karen Brown
Welcome to Lake Meredith, which lies on the dry and windswept High Plains of the Texas Panhandle. Magnificent 200-foot canyons carved by the Canadian River surround this 10,000-acre reservoir. The lake, contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings, was created to supply water to surrounding cities and to create recreational activities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, sail-boarding, scuba diving and swimming. The backcountry surrounding the lake provides areas for hunting, camping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and hiking.
Park Acreage: 
44977
Highest Point: 
Texas Panhandle
Highest Point Elevation: 
4200 feet
Visitor Count: 
1037610
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Amarillo, TX
Gateway Communities: 
Fritch, TX; Sanford, TX; Borger, TX; Masterson, TX; Stinnett, TX
Nearby Airports: 
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA)

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Milestone
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located 8 miles west of Redding, at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley. It is home to a special collection of animal and plant life. The parks attractive features include Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally (6,209 ft.) and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Park Acreage: 
42503
Highest Point: 
Shasta Bally
Highest Point Elevation: 
6209 feet
Visitor Count: 
749979
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Whiskeytown Lake; Shasta Bally; Crater Lake National Park; Lassen Volcanic National Park; Lava Beds National Monument; Oregon Caves National Monument; Redwood National and State Parks
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle: $5.00 per day, $10.00 per week; Annual: $25.00
Nearest Major City: 
Redding, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Sugarloaf, CA; Lakeside, CA; Lakehead, CA; Lakeshore, CA
Nearby Airports: 
Redding Municipal Airport (RDD)

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Water Skiing

Experienced slalomer skiiers and recreational two plankers are welcome behind the many motorboats cruising the national park waters! Parks all across the system offer water skiing to physically strong, active visitors who enjoy spending time in the sun and on the water. Rules and regulations differ from park to park, but boating and water skiing safety remains the same across the board. Click here for water ski-friendly parks such as Glacier National Park, Amistad National Recreation Area and Picture Rocks National Lakeshore and to learn how to stay safe on and behind motorized boats!

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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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