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South Whidbey Island State Park

August 6, 2011 - 2:33pm — kegofabs
South Whidbey Island State Park
Description: 
South Whidbey Island is a 347-acre park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet – with old-growth forest, tidelands for crabbing and clamming, campsites secluded by lush forest and views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

Captain George Vancouver named Whidbey Island after Master Joseph Whidbey on June 10, 1792. South Whidbey Island State Park was officially named in October of 1974, and offers a unique outdoor experience. The park features 347 acres of old-growth forest and stunning views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

Location

South Whidbey Island State Park
4128 Smugglers Cove Road
Freeland, WA, 98249-8702
United States
48° 1' 14.358" N, 122° 35' 28.2372" W
Contact Name: 
South Whidbey Island State Park
South Whidbey Island State Park
  

Deception Pass State Park

August 6, 2011 - 1:51pm — Don Neske
Deception Pass State Park
Description: 
Deception Pass features old-growth forests, sand dunes, 174 varieties of bird and spectacular views of shoreline, mountains, islands and sunsets mark this park a favorite for visitors to the Northwest.

Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, forests and abundant wildlife.

Location

Deception Pass State Park
41020 State Route 20
Oak Harbor,, WA, 98277
United States
48° 23' 38.1156" N, 122° 38' 46.0536" W
Deception Pass State Park
  

2010 A California Odyssey - Part One

October 9, 2010 - 10:00pm — Gerry Barnes
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2010: A California Odyssey - Part One

With the economy in freefall, with everyone and his cousin out of work, and with horrifying financial forecasts looming over the nation like hobgoblins in a graveyard, there has never been a time when getting away from it all was so vital to the preservation of one’s sanity. But it’s a tricky proposition.

  

Pony Express National Historic Trail

April 16, 2010 - 12:02pm — GettingOutside
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Description: 
This year is the 150th Anniversary of Pony Express - A Celebration Will Take Place in WASHINGTON, DC to commemorate the Pony Express, the National Historic Trail and its purpose of preserving the Missouri-to-California Route!

The Pony Express National Historic Trail, established in 1992, is one of 17 National Historic Trails administered by the NPS. The Express started mail service between Missouri and California, in April 1860. It lasted 18 months, until the outbreak of the Civil War.

Location

Pony Express National Historic Trail Saint Joseph, MO, 64501
United States
Phone: (801) 741-1012
39° 45' 53.226" N, 94° 50' 39.4296" W
  

Richmond National Battlefield Park

April 16, 2010 - 10:31am — GettingOutside
Fort Harrison walking trail is a beautiful outdoor attraction for all!
Description: 
Richmond was the cultural and industrial center for the south during the Civil War; thus, it became a hotly contested point of interest between the two opposing forces. Today the battlefield is preserved as a lovely park.

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Location

Richmond National Battlefield Park Richmond, VA, 23223
United States
Phone: (804)226-1981
37° 33' 43.6608" N, 77° 22' 0.8292" W
  

NPS Praises Tonto National Monument as One of Arizona's Finest Natural Treasures

March 13, 2010 - 3:27pm — GettingOutside
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Black and White Image of one of the Tonto Cliff Dwellings taken in 1920

Each year the National Parks bring in millions upon millions of visitors, Americans (Westerners, Easterners) and Foreigners, all alike, in that all are really just looking see the world in a different light.

  

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

March 5, 2010 - 9:05pm — GettingOutside
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Description: 
Ohio's only national park, Cuyahoga Valley NP, is worthy of being the only one in the state. East coast outdoors-men and women don't have too many opportunities as far as NPs go, but this one in Ohio should not be missed!

The natural beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park includes rivers, forests and wetlands. Togther they provide special attractions for visitors, as well as a home for native Ohio Wildlife such as deer, coyote, fox, beaver, and over 200 species of birds! Ohio’s only national park is a remarkable place.

Location

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Brecksville, OH, 44141
United States
Phone: (216) 524-1497
41° 19' 11.1936" N, 81° 37' 36.444" W
  

Big Bend National Park

March 4, 2010 - 9:05pm — GettingOutside
Big Bend National Park
Description: 
Sometimes considered "three parks in one," Big Bend includes mountain, desert, and river environments. An hour’s drive can take you from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high.

Big Bend National Park encompasses more than 800,000 acres in southwest Texas. For more than 1,000 miles, the Rio Grande forms the international boundary between Mexico and the United States; Big Bend National Park administers approximately one-quarter of that boundary.

Location

Big Bend National Park Big Bend National Park, TX, 79834
United States
Phone: 432-477-2251
29° 12' 59.9544" N, 103° 15' 58.8528" W
  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

March 2, 2010 - 9:05pm — GettingOutside
The beautiful majestic sunset at Great Smoky Mountains is a site to behold!
Description: 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park preserves a rich cultural tapestry of Southern Appalachian history. Coming here you will find an extremely wide array of biological treasures, scenic natural environments; and an extensive list of things to do!

Biological diversity is the hallmark of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which encompasses over 800 square miles in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in both Tennessee and South Carolina. No other area of equal size in a temperate climate can match the park's amazing diversity of plants, animals, and invertebrates.

Location

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
United States
Phone: (865) 436-1200
35° 42' 51.3324" N, 83° 30' 36.5904" W
  

Crater Lake National Park

February 27, 2010 - 9:05pm — DiscDoggie
wizard island at Crater Lake
Description: 
Crater Lake was officially set aside as a National Park in 1902, but its geographic features and remote setting did practically the same job for thousands of years. Now the park is accessible to all during the summer.

Crater Lake - Like No Place Else on Earth

Location

Crater Lake National Park Crater Lake, OR, 97604
United States
Phone: 541-594-3100
43° 0' 43.7724" N, 122° 10' 38.7984" W