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Janis Mil...
I know many state parks allow dogs as long as they are leashed and you clean up. What are the rules for the national parks? Thanks jmilford
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Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Archaeology, Astronomy/Stargazing, Swimming, Fossils, Ranger-led Programs, Geology, Historic Sites, Camping, History/Culture, Kids Activities, Park Passes and Fees, Photography
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Please refer to the National Park Service's website for specific details about visiting national parks with your pets. More information can be found by searching for individual parks on nps.gov.

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Can we do night sky viewing at Capitol Reef like at Bryce? We will miss the astronomy show at Bryce unfortunately.
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Hi carmenclick,

There are a ton of great night sky programs at Bryce and many other parks! check out these links:

http://www.nps.gov/care/naturescience/night-sky-photos.htm

Hope you have a great time. Keep Exploring!

 

 

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Death Valley Honored by Dark-Sky Association

Source: NPSDeath Valley National Park: the lowest, driest and hottest place in North America is now adding another designation to its list. The 3.4 million-acre park has been certified as the third International Dark-Sky Park in the U.S. National Park System.

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My wife and I would like to visit Mt. Rushmore at the end of Dec. Will it be closed? What accomodations are available in the winter?
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, Cross-country Skiing, Astronomy/Stargazing, Food/Dining, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees
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The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. For operating hours visit http://www.nps.gov/moru/planyourvisit/hours.htm.

No camping, lodging or overnight rv facilities are available within Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Visit the following links for visitor services information such as camping, dining and lodging available in the Black Hills of South Dakota:

South Dakota State Department of Tourism

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Keystone Chamber of Commerce

Custer Chamber of Commerce

Hill City Chamber of Commerce

Black Hills National Forest

South Dakota State Parks

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From Page, AZ, what's the best way to make quality time in a 2-night stay? 3 nights?
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Utah, Ancient Cultures, Astronomy/Stargazing, Leaf Peeping, Food/Dining, Native American History, Fossils, Guided Tours, Ranger-led Programs, River Rafting, Flora & Fauna, Historic Sites, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Preservation, Safety, Volcanology
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The Glen Canyon area is the main attraction of Page, AZ. From the Glen Canyon National Recreation Center, you can book rafting trips and other water sports, canyon tours, and other outdoor adventures. Other places of interest in the area include: Antelope Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, Glen Canyon Dam, Vermillion Cliffs, Wahweap Marina, and the Hanging Garden-Chains area. 

 

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Can you rent kayaks at mt. rainier national pak
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Yes, you can rent kayaks to use at Mt. Rainier National Park. A nearby kayak rental shop is Cascade Canoe and Kayak Center. The address is 1060 Nishiwaki Lane Renton, Washington 98057. The link below shows the prices for rentals.

http://www.canoe-kayak.com/rentals

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National Kids to Parks Day

It's time to get out and enjoy the spring with the kids! Take the family to your favorite outdoor location for National Kids to Parks Day (KTP). The day is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012.

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National Parks Offer Ideal Viewing of Solar Eclipse

Solar EclipseMark your calendars for May 20. That Sunday will be the first solar eclipse viewable on U.S. soil in 18 years. The best way to see the amazing spectacle is in a national park. The solar eclipse can be seen in more than 30 national parks.

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Parks are Free During National Park Week 2012

April 20, 2012, 7:50 am
National Park Week 2012 begins this Saturday, April 21 and runs through April 29. During National Park Week, all 397 national parks in the country will have FREE admission! Parks will offer additional family friendly activities and events. Search the events calendar for National Park Week events near you. During ...

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Acadia Night Sky Festival Kicks off Sept. 22nd

September 14, 2011, 6:55 am
By Heather Crowley This year marks the 3rd annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. The festival will run from September 22 to 26, 2011 in Bar Harbor, ME. From concerts to photography lessons to hikes, the festival is sure to help you explore the night sky in new ways. Acadia National ...

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