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FREE Entry to Parks on National Public Lands Day 2013

Image: Removing litter along Lake Granby, located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. Photographer: Myra SommervilleGet out your hiking boots and prepare for a free and fun Saturday in the great outdoors. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is September 28, 2013 and allows visitors to gain FREE entrance to select national parks and public lands.

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National Park Service Celebrates 97th Birthday

On August 25, 1916, the United States became the first country to set aside some of its most beautiful places for the whole country to cherish and enjoy. The National Park Service was created under Woodrow Wilson and the 64th Congress to care for, protect and promote all of the national parks throughout the country.

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Take it to the Park!

The search for America's Favorite Park is on! This summer, make a difference in your community and cast your vote to help your favorite park win up to $100,000.

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July is Park and Recreation Month!

America’s parks and recreation areas are some of the nation’s greatest treasures. These places help encourage fitness, adventure, knowledge and appreciation of our country. This month is your time to share what you love about parks and recreation!

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Was Yellowstone Park retired Ranger Brown's x residence in the Lamar Valley/perhaps the around the now Yellowstone Institute? Are there waters in this area that are warmer due to thermal activites?
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The Lamar Ranger station was previously the residence of Ranger Brown, but now serves as a center for emergency visitor services. And yes, the waters in Yellowstone National Park are warmer because of thermal activity from geysers and hot springs. To learn more about the park, read our online description of Yellowstone National Park or use the Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder app to gather more information.

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Synchronized Firefly Phenomenon at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Come experience the exquisite beauty of fireflies this summer at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each year, Americans are able to revel in this gorgeous display of synchronized fireflies at Elkmont Campground as they kick off the summer.

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Staying Safe in Bear Country

grizzly bearWhile seeing a bear is often the highlight of a visit to the park it's important to follow bear safety tips provided by the parks. Bears are usually predictable, but each has an individual temperament. Knowledge of bear behavior can reduce your chance of an unpleasant encounter.

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Save the Date: National Trails Day is June 1, 2013

National Trails Day 2013 LogoMark your calendar for a date with your favorite trail! June 1, 2013, is American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®—the country's largest celebration of trails.

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