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Valley of Fire State Park
© Copyright by Mariela Ilieva

Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge
© Copyright Mike Humphrey


Bird watching at Ninepipe refuge with the Mission mountains in the background Copyright Mike Humphrey

Holland State Park
© Doug Holland


Wells State Park
'Walker Pond Shoreline'
© all photos copyright Gary Jordan e-mail

It was cold that morning.

Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Osprey Nest'
© Copyright Richard Murawski


Glacier National Park
© copyright,Dewese C. Milstead 2008


Mount Rushmore National Memorial
© Darren Good

Natural Bridge State Park
© Ted Denman 2010


This shot was taken on a hike through the Red River Gorge. This arch is named Sky Bridge.

Housatonic State Forest
'Approaching Deans Ravine'
© c Angela Hansen Photography


This is what the terrain looks like as you approach the Deans Ravine waterfall.

Siuslaw National Forest
'Thors wrath'
© Copyright 2011 Damon D. Edwards


Witness the awe and power of this natural phenomenon, known to the locals as Thors Well. This massive hole embedded in the porous volcanic rock near the coast of central Oregon swells with sea water during high tides and drains below with immense speed. Formed over hundreds of years, this dangerous yet beautiful spectacle shows off the Pacific Oceans never-ending ability carve and shape the land.

Grayson Highlands State Park
© Jim Oakley

Eisenhower State Park
© Jenny Carter Photography


This was taken from Fossil Ridge campground 160.

Starved Rock State Park
'Tonty Canyon'
© Bob Franklin

Dinosaur Valley State Park
© Karyl K Holloway

Caney Creek State Wildlife Management Area
'Little Missouri River'
© 2011 Cecil R.Theaux

Reflection of fall colors in the river.

The on-site lodging is limited and booked many months ahead of time. And, it is a long drive in any direction to hotel facilities. There are very few private campgrounds available nearby also....more
Voyageurs is also spectacular from a geological perspective. Its rolling hills were carved by multiple periods of glaciation. The park is situated on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. This shield contains...more

Park Visitor Online Reviews
A breath of fresh air! - Every human should experience a little bit of nature. I truly believe it makes us all a little bit of a better person!
2/9/2013 8:51:14 AM Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (GA) by Stevie J
This is a nice place - I took the kids for a ride trying catch a glimpse of the gators. It was if the gators came to see us. There were some many and all over the place. It was about dark as we made it through the gates. I will go again
7/31/2012 10:26:07 AM Clinton Lake State Recreation Area (IL) by KiwiUSA
Favorite Place - We have a travel trailer and we love it here, lots of room between the sites and great positioning of the sites.
7/29/2012 3:33:40 PM Alta Lake State Park (WA)
Park Ranger Sharon... - ...helped us out immensely - especially since it was our first time to the site and we had some campsite confusion. While both professional and kind, her assistance made our trip to Alta Lake excellent.
6/18/2012 8:09:18 AM Crane Creek State Park (OH) by Laura
I hope funding returns - How sad that this wonderful natural resource is not being kept-up due to lack of State funding. I hope that in coming elections the public will elect lawmakers who see it as a priority to fund our natural resources. The boardwalk trail next to the beach is still in fair condition.
3/6/2012 Pine Lake State Park (IA) by Senne Family
Great family fun! - We had a family weekend getaway. No TV, no electronics, etc. We played board games and went for a hike. We built a fire and roasted hot dogs & marshmallows. We had a great time!
3/3/2012 Fort Flagler State Park (WA) by Happy
Adventure for Dreams - I loved the opportunity and sit and watch the paragliders fly to their hearts content. It was if I was up in the sky with them. What I thought was mind blowing was an eagle joining in the flights with them. Wow. What an unexpected pleasure to see nature blend with man. Try that on a bicycle!
3/1/2012 Blue Spring State Park (FL) by Ken & Judy
great park - 200+ Manatees the other day coming in to spring, wonderful and helpful rangers, beautiful boardwalk hike the entire run from the spring to the St Johns river just teeming with water critters, cruises, tubing for the grand kids, and a nice swimming area. What more could you want.
2/23/2012 Mississippi Palisades State Park (IL) by Bernadette
A favorite place - I marvel that we are blessed to live nearby this park. The person who said the overlooks were blocked by trees did not visit Lookout Point; a breathtaking view every time. Hiking, camping, or just a quick stop...we never tire of it. If you take children on some clifftop trail areas, be prepared to hold tight to their hands. Hesitant to post & encourage crowding the park, but that would be selfish!
2/13/2012 Rainbow Falls State Park (WA) by positivepolly
AMAZING! - I absoutly loved the park. With the natural wildlife and amazingness of the surroundings. I went earlier in the year and just found this site. I see the post titled sad and it is not at all what my experience was. I will be going the every summer from now on!
5/6/2011 Boggy Depot State Park (OK) by Shirley(Riley) Creacy
A good place for family reunions! - The Riley Reunion has been held at the park for years. The facilities are very accommodating for games and pot luck meals. The personell have been very nice and helpful. We have heard that the park will be closing. What a shame.
4/21/2011 Lake Murray State Park (OK) by Tammy
Wonderful Place to Kick Back and Chill - We camp here every sprin, summer, and fall. It is a beautiful lake with great views. Always have felt safe there. The rates are reasonable and the enviorment is enjoyable. We tent camp and always set up at Martians Landing. Our dogs also love it there.
Childhood favorite,now my rejuvenation - To all...drove 2 hours from Jersey to spend the day only to find out park is closed til 2012....major disappointment.
4/18/2011 Spring Mill State Park (IN) by Pam Cunningham April 2011
Spring Mill Inn - My husband and I find peace and comfort at the Inn. My husband loves the fall and the persimmon tree at the beginning of the walk into the Pioneer Village. What a beautiful Indiana Park. We are looking forward to our stay in October this year!!
4/17/2011 Aiken State Park (SC) by M.Jones
Canoeing on Edisto River - I took my daughter for her 1st boat ride today 4/17/11. The rental price at the park was very cheap. It has been years since I went down the South Edisto and I had forgotten what a Paradise we have just out side Aiken SC. We are both looking forward to doing it again soon.
4/15/2011 Devils Elbow State Park (OR) by Shawn and Angie
Anniversary spot--long ago - Each year my wife and I would stay overnight in the campground and celebrate our anniversary (Aug. 27th 1983) and grill New York strip steaks. Float wine in a submerged cooler in the creek. Night hikes along the nature trail. Wonderful spot.
Shut down - This park is no longer open. Sad. I live near this park. It is a nice location. It could be used for so many things.
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