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Category Archives: State Parks

Rio Grand river, Big Bend National Park

Centennial Year Brings Record Numbers to Parks

During the National Park Service’s centennial year in 2016, visitors logged a record-breaking 331 million visits and spent more than 1.4 billion hours enjoying NPS sites nationwide, according to official numbers announced by the National Park Service last week. Big Bend National Park’s visitation was 388,290 in 2016, a 2%…


Support the Outdoors: Minnesota State Parks and Trails

Support the Outdoors: Minnesota State Parks and Trails Need a Boost From Users, Taxpayers

By Tom Landwehr, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for Minnesota’s state parks and trails system during the 2017 legislative session, and I want you to know why it’s important to make an investment in these…


full-moon kayak tour at Laura S. Walker State Park

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Georgia’s State Parks

Sunset dinners, cupid challenge and luminary walk planned ATLANTA, January 20, 2017 — This February, Georgia’s State Parks have planned a full calendar of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. From a sunset dinner to riverside stroll, or from archery class to a full-moon hike, it’s easy to find the perfect…


Applications for 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program Accepted through February 17, 2017

Applications for 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program Accepted through February 17, 2017

Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence program at Fire Island National Seashore. Applications must be received by the February 17, 2017 deadline to be considered for one of the four, two-week residencies being offered. The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program offers artists focused time to creatively explore Fire Island…


Leave Cabin Fever Behind by Visiting an Ohio State Park

Leave Cabin Fever Behind by Visiting an Ohio State Park

COLUMBUS, OH – The chill of winter leaves many of us feeling trapped in our homes while we wait on the spring thaw. To help the family beat back the winter blues, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has fun outdoor activities happening across the state throughout the month…


Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Lake Corpus Christi State Park to Host Kid Fish Event

MATHIS – Park rangers are hosting a free kid fish event for beginner anglers ages 5 to 12 Saturday, Jan. 28, at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. The program includes six hourly fishing sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., during which time park rangers and volunteers will teach children…


ew Texas State Parks Centennial Plan Lays Blueprint for Brighter Future

New Texas State Parks Centennial Plan Lays Blueprint for Brighter Future

AUSTIN— While many Texans are making plans to prepare for the New Year, Texas State Parks have prepared a plan for a new century. The Texas State Parks Centennial Plan details actions needed to create a well-maintained, modernized park system able to serve a more diverse, urban and growing population…


Candlelight Walk at Fort Snelling State Park - Photo courtesy of Douglas Schurr

New Year’s Candlelight Walk at Fort Snelling State Park

A year of festivities celebrating the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails will culminate with a candlelight walk and a countdown to the end of 2016 at Fort Snelling State Park on New Year’s Eve, the Department of Natural Resources said. The candlelight walk will take place from…


Spring into Texas State Parks with the New Mobile App

Spring into Texas State Parks with the New Mobile App

AUSTIN—Go from everyday to getaway this spring with the new Texas State Parks Official Guide mobile app. The app, which is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play, makes it easy for park enthusiasts to find their perfect park based on favorite activities, campsite requirements and…


Easter Egg Hunts at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

Easter Egg Hunts at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

ATLANTA, February 5, 2016 — Pack a picnic and your camera to celebrate Easter in Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. Large families can take advantage of picnic shelters and group shelters for an all-day affair. For more ranger programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks’ web pages. Information on cabins,…