Historic Sites

Dry Tortugas National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Dan Kimball
Welcome to Dry Tortugas National Park, which is located 68 miles west of Key West and includes seven islands amid 100 square miles of shoals, water and coral. It is an unparalleled wildlife sanctuary, protecting an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, fish and flora. Along with its flora and fauna, the park also boasts legends of pirates and sunken gold and its military past.
Park Acreage: 
647001
Highest Point: 
Loggerhead Key
Highest Point Elevation: 
10 feet
Visitor Count: 
64122
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Jefferson
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Camping Pass: $3 (per night)
Nearest Major City: 
Key West, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Key West, FL; Sugarloaf Shores, FL; Summerland Key, FL; Big Pine Key, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Key West International Airport (EYW)

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Superintendent Name: 
John P. Debo, Jr.
Although Cuyahoga Valley is located near the urban environments of Cleveland and Akron, it remains in a world of its own. Named the "crooked river" by American Indians, the winding Cuyahoga gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is abound with flora and fauna, gives a sense of times past, and provides a refuge Ohio's residents and visitors to experience recreation and solitude.
Park Acreage: 
32776
Highest Point: 
Metro Point (Metro Parks)
Highest Point Elevation: 
1175 feet
Visitor Count: 
2468816
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Cuyahoga River; Ohio & Erie Canal Townpath
Endangered Species: 
Indian Bat; Piping Plover
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Akron, OH
Gateway Communities: 
Peninsula, OH; Niles, OH; Hudson, OH; Richfield, OH; Bath, OH; Brecksville, OH
Nearby Airports: 
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE); Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK)

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Big Bend National Park

Superintendent Name: 
William Wellman
Big Bend National Park encompasses more than 800,000 acres in southwest Texas. Sometimes considered "three parks in one," Big Bend includes mountain, desert, and river environments. In just an hour you can drive from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. Come and explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States, and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and solitude.
Park Acreage: 
801163
Highest Point: 
Emory Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
7825 feet
Visitor Count: 
298717
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Rio Grande River; Langford Hot Springs; Boquillas Hot Springs; Castolon; Johnson's Ranch; Mariscal Mine; The Commache Trail; Glenn Springs; Cooper's Store
Endangered Species: 
Black-capped Vireo; Mexican Long-nosed Bat; Big Bend Gambusia; Rio Grande Silvery Minnow; Chisos Hedgehog Cactus.
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Big Bend Park Annual Pass (valid for one year after date of purchase): $40; Children 15 years old and under : Free
Nearest Major City: 
El Paso, TX
Gateway Communities: 
Marathon, TX; Alpine, TX; Terlingua, TX; Lajitas, TX
Nearby Airports: 
Midland-Odessa Regional Airport (MAF); El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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