Fly Away to the the Magic Valley

by Bobbie Hasselbring
November 25, 2013

  Snowbirds Head to South Texas for Warm Weather, Bountiful Wildlife and a Little Taste of Mexico   They call it “El Magico Valle del Rio Grande” (The Magical Valley of the Rio Grande) and thousands of RVers who flock here every year for warm weather, bargain-priced living and loads of wildlife,... Read more »

Allegany State Park: A Charming Recreational Gem in New York State

by A.M. Murphy
September 30, 2013

  Nestled in the enchanting mountains of far western New York, Allegany State Park is a secret treasure for RVers. After a summer of continuous work, my husband and I arrived at Allegany anticipating a nice park with some hiking trails, tall trees and a pleasant, if fairly routine, state park camping... Read more »

Providence Canyon: Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”

Providence Canyon State Park

Laura Michaels, Managing Editor
March 15, 2013

Nicknamed Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon,” Providence Canyon in Lumpkin is a constantly evolving canvas. Ongoing erosion manipulates the soft Georgia clay, continuing a process that began in the 1800s when poor farming practices resulted in furrows that deepened over several decades into gullies,... Read more »

Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park

Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park

Laura Michaels
January 17, 2013

Home to the largest sand dune in North America, Idaho’s Bruneau Dunes State Park could supply Mr. Sandman for life. Rising 470 feet above the small lakes of this popular park, the tallest dune stays put thanks to relatively constant wind activity and an ample source of sand that collects in the basin.... Read more »

Franconia Notch State Park

Franconia Notch State Park

Laura Michaels
September 4, 2012

Franconia Notch State Park’s Old Man of the Mountain crumbled in 2003, but the rock formation also known as the Great Stone Face was just one of many natural wonders within this swath of New England greatness. Located in White Mountain National Forest in northern New Hampshire, Franconia Notch is... Read more »

Surplus Funds to Help Keep Calif. Parks Open

Press Release
August 6, 2012

  Following the discovery of $54 million in surplus state parks funds, California Gov. Jerry Brown pledged Aug. 3 to work with the California State Legislature to direct millions of dollars in state funds to keep parks open, fix serious park maintenance problems and match donor contributions. “Much... Read more »

Recreational Trails Program Receives Two More Years of Funding

Press Release
July 9, 2012

  The Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the funding program that has sustained state trail programs for two decades, has been reauthorized as part of the transportation bill approved by Congress on June 29. The bill was signed by President Barack Obama on July 6. Under the new legislation, which... Read more »

Day-long Celebration Marks 65th Anniversary of Indiana’s Shades State Park

Press Release
June 20, 2012

  A host of special activities Saturday, June 23, will mark Shades’ 65th anniversary of becoming an Indiana state park. The fun includes a Chautauqua, which is a cultural learning event; late-night stargazing under what’s been called Indiana’s darkest sky; and many hands-on activities. Chautauqua... Read more »

Appalachian Trail Museum Announces 2012 Program Series

April 24, 2012

  Hiking the 2,000-plus miles of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia is an accomplishment for some, but a dream or curiosity for many, many more. The first in a series of programs reviewing the trail in each of the 14 states that it crosses will be presented on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at... Read more »

Fire-Scorched Texas Park Set to Reopen Dec. 1

Bastrop State Park

October 21, 2011

Bastrop State Park The new target date for reopening Bastrop State Park located 30 miles southeast of Austin, Texas, has been pushed back to Dec. 1 due to scheduling delays for ongoing and start-up capital repair projects affecting the cabins, campground, park roads and refectory, The Memorial Examiner,... Read more »

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