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Defend What’s Yours—Your State Parks

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California state parks belong to you, but not for long. Six months from now 25 percent of your parks will be closed unless you step up to defend them.
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State Parks works with county on rails and trails, and rest stop projects

Rest Area Closed

The Port of Tillamook Bay, which owns the rail line and its right-of-way, announced in late November, 2011 that it is interested in partnering with OPRD to determine the feasibility of a rails-to-trails project in Tillamook County and also whether it would be possible to do a “rails-and-trails” project.
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Georgia proposes new fees to ride bikes at State Parks

Georgia State officials might soon start charging cyclists to ride on trails at three state parks in north Georgia.
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Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance expected to open to public

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance is expected to open to the public for the winter season Thursday. Park officials say rubber-tracked snowcoaches and snowmobiles will be allowed to travel between the entrance through Sylvan Pass to Fishing Bridge and West Thumb.
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Reserve Now! Minnesota State Park reservations for 2012

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Those planning to pitch a tent or park an RV at a Minnesota state park have just a few days left to book their favorite campsites for 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
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California State Park Managers Oppose Agency Director

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The 125-member California State Parks Peace Officer Management Association sent a letter to the governor's office last week expressing disapproval of Ruth Coleman, who has been serving as state parks director for nearly a decade.
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Oklahoma state parks offer refuge, relaxation during holiday season

Oklahoma State Parks offers gift certificates that are a special treat that can be used now or later. The certificates can be used for recreational vehicle or tent camping in a state park any time of year.
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Wisconsin state parks to offer free hikes on New Year’s Day

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Outdoor lovers can explore Wisconsin state parks for free on New Year’s Day. Six Wisconsin state parks, one state recreation area and one state forest will offer guided hikes on Jan. 1 as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, a national initiative that offers people a chance to start the new year...
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Top 10 US National Parks

Top 10 U.S. National Parks Acadia National Park, Maine: This 190 km2 park is known for its mountains, coastal scenery and variety of mammals and marine species. Zion National Park, Utah: This 590 km2 park is known for its stark, red sandstone formations, from natural rock arches to the Zion Canyon. Yosemite National Park,...
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Weekend promotes camping in Missouri state parks

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Missouri State Parks | On Aug. 26-28, anyone who camps two nights in any of 10 selected state park campgrounds will receive a coupon for a free night of camping on their next visit to any Missouri state park campground.
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Yellowstone National Park looking for volunteers on National Public Lands Day

Volunteers at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers for one work project which is being held in conjunction with the 18th annual National Park Service event.
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Might Charge For Camping

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park | May have to start charging campers at some point in time. That time may be here very soon.
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Number of visitors to state parks have tripled in past 30 years

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New Jersey State Parks | Officials believe higher gasoline prices and a tough economy are driving an increase in the number of visitors to New Jersey's state parks.
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Most Swimming Beaches Open In Missouri State Parks

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Missouri state park officials have reopened several state swimming beaches that were closed because of bacteria.
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Saguaro National Park reopens; Coronado may reopen tomorrow

Cycling at Saguaro National Park

As of today, Saguaro National Park and all of the trails have been reopened and the temporary fire restrictions have been lifted.
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Man killed by grizzly at Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park | A man out on a hike with his wife in Yellowstone National Park's back-country was killed by a female grizzly bear after the couple apparently surprised the bear and its cubs Wednesday
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N.C. state parks are still open, still free, despite budget cuts

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North Carolina's state parks limp this week into a new budget year with a 25 percent cut from the legislature.
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Discovery Pass Required for State Parks

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Washington | Visitors to Washington’s state parks and recreation lands are now required to purchase and display a Discovery Pass for vehicle and water access to sites managed by the Washington state Parks and Recreation Commission, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The requirement...
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Minnesota State Parks: Closed!

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Minnesota | Thousands who flock to Minnesota state parks had to pack up their 4th of July campsites and go elsewhere. And it couldn't have happened at a worse time: one of their busiest weekends of the year!
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Mount Rainier National Park opens for summer activities

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Mount Rainier National Park | Washington | The road to Sunrise, located on Mount Rainier's northeast corner, will open Friday, July 1, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, and there are plenty of summer time activities to enjoy.
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