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John R Ad...
What is the best time of year to see wildlife in Glacier National Park? I am planning to go in late June.
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Glacier National Park, Auto/Motorcycle, Bears, Canoeing, Astronomy/Stargazing, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Swimming, Guided Tours, Elk, River Rafting, Moose, Mountain Lions, Historic Sites, Wolves, History/Culture, Golfing, Lodging, Horseback Riding, Photography, Preservation, Picnicking
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Saskia
Are the annual physical copies of Oh, Ranger! still distributed in National Parks? Last one I have is from 15-16, Sequoia National Park.
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California, History/Culture
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Inflatable raft rules
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Guilford Lake State Park, Ohio, River Rafting, History/Culture
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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement that is today known as ...

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Mckenzie
Can I buy a senior national park pass at Point State Park in Pittsburgh. PA?
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Betty She...
When was Guilford Lake made? The stone at the dam says it was dedicated in 1984, but gives 1834-1837 referring to Mr. Gill. Is it that old?
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RON
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Hi Betty,

Thank you for reaching out to us! We appreciate you being a part of our community committed to our nation's great parks and public lands. We do our best to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information for outdoor explorers like you with our free app.

Guilford Lake was constructed as a canal feeder reservoir for the Sandy and Beaver Canal in 1834. An ambitious project undertaken by a private company, the canal was to be 73-miles long and would require two tunnels, thirty dams, ninety locks, three reservoirs and one 400-foot-long aqueduct before it was completed. The park is named after E.H. Gill who was chief engineer of the canal company for several years. He established a road through swampy areas of the present park which became known as Gill's Ford.

1984 was the year the park was declared a dedicated land. 

Dedicated lands are preserved as natural open space or developed for active outdoor recreation.

for more information you could check this website  http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/guilfordlake#history

We hope this information is helpful, and we appreciate that you took the time to share with us. We hope you will continue using our app to find more great parks to explore! Thanks again!

Cheers!


Ron

American Park Network

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psingram
What is the round trip distance in mi.from Rapid City, through the Badlands and back to Rapid City. Paved roads only, please.
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Badlands National Park, South Dakota, Ancient Cultures, Auto/Motorcycle, Native American History, History/Culture
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Can you pan for gold in johns mt national forrist
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ryanthoms...
How do I get a ranger in Colorado Springs to take the residents from a half way home on a guided hiking tour?
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Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado, Fossils, Health & Fitness, History/Culture, Hiking, Kids Activities
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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Oakland Cemetery features passive recreation (walking, jogging, picnics, photography, etc) in addition to its use as an historic site for its ...

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