Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Category Archives: State Parks

Tails on Trails Club

Georgia State Parks Clubs Provide the Ultimate Summer Fun Checklist

ATLANTA, June 1, 2017 – With bright, sunny summer days, staying inside seems shameful. Remain guilt-free by making a fun checklist of endless outdoor activities at Georgia State Parks. Keep in check with the company of like-minded others through Georgia State Parks’ clubs. Paddle through 24 miles of waterways, walk…


Just Another Beautiful Alabama State Park

Alabama State Parks Working on Vital Repairs & Improvements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The voters’ faith in the Alabama State Parks System is beginning to pay dividends from Mount Cheaha to the Gulf Coast. An overwhelming majority of voters last November approved Amendment 2 to prevent money from the Alabama State Parks System being transferred to other agencies covered in…


Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps Coming to 3 Minnesota State Parks

Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps Coming to 3 Minnesota State Parks

Michigan-based author and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present the “Dollar a Day Boys” program, a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, at Itasca, Buffalo River and Lake Bemidji state parks over Memorial Day weekend. Jamerson has presented at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of state…


Michael Tinsley of Spartanburg was the first angler to fish off the new barrier-free fishing pier at Lake Craig after the official ribbon cutting. (SCDNR photos by Greg Lucas)

New Barrier-free Fishing Pier in S.C. Completed at Croft State Park’s Lake Craig

A ribbon-cutting was held recently for a new barrier-free fishing pier built at Croft State Park’s Lake Craig in a partnership between S.C. State Parks, Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. “It’s difficult for folks to find a place to fish if they don’t have a…


Colorado: Spinney Mountain State Park Schedules Boating Opening April 1

Colorado: Spinney Mountain State Park Schedules Boating Opening April 1

HARTSEL, Colo. – Spinney Mountain State Park will open to shore fishermen and boats Saturday, April 1, providing anglers with one of their coveted annual spring fishing rites. The opening will officially mark the beginning of the 2017 Spinney Mountain Reservoir fishing season. “The reservoir is currently down 8.5 vertical feet below…


Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12 Million to Yosemite National Park

Funding for Converting a Historic Road Into a New Trail to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Restoring Bee, Butterfly and Hummingbird Habitat, and Studying Species in the Newest Area of the Park Are Among 34 Grants Made in 2017 Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12 million in support to Yosemite…


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…