Posts Tagged ‘ State Parks ’

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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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

Governor Dodge State Park | Wisconsin

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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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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Number of visitors to state parks have tripled in past 30 years

Palisades Interstate Park | Alpine, NJ

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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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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Report Warns of Myriad Threats, Neglected Cultural Resources in US Parks

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A group report, warns that adjacent residential, commercial and industrial developments threaten air, water and noise pollution and fragmented wildlife habitats for the National Park Service's nearly 400 parks and other attractions.
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Vermont beaches to reopen for holiday

Sunset at a Vermont Beach

Vermont | Water continues to recede along Lake Champlain, revealing mud, debris, and the opportunity for a nice day at the beach, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
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State considers camping, RV sites on Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island State Park in Florida

Honeymoon Island State Park offers people a chance to relax on its beaches, hike along its trails and view numerous species of birds in their natural habitat.
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State Budget Cuts Slash into Summer Fun

Swimming is not allowed at Ashland State Park this year.

Budget cuts in Massachusetts have forced many state and local parks and recreation programs to scale back or find creative ways to maintain services
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Colorado State Parks board OKs Christo project

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Colorado State Parks | A plan by the artist Christo to drape panels over the Arkansas River in August 2014 received approval Friday from the Colorado State Parks Board at a meeting in Eagle.
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State Shutdown Would Freeze DNR, Close State Parks

Kettle River Rapids at Banning State Park in Minnesota

Minnesota | A shutdown of Minnesota state government would suspend virtually all services and divisions within Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources.
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What? New state park pass actually costs more than $30

Washington State Discover Pass

Many users are surprised that Washington State's Discovery Pass actually costs more than $30, the amount approved by the Legislature this spring.
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Colorado State Parks Will Be Open

News |Colorado State Parks | Attracting nearly 12 million visitors per year, Colorado's 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,531 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in...
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Coleman State Park

Coleman State Park | Stewartstown, NH | Lakeside

Coleman State Park | Stewartstown, NH | One of New Hampshire's best kept secrets, Coleman State Park is located adjacent to Little Diamond Pond in remote Northern New Hampshire.
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