United States - Parks Info
National Parks Service - Since 1916,
the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the
care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park
partners, they safeguard nearly 400 places and share their stories with
more than 275 million visitors every year. You will find detailed info
(general info on
parks, fees and reservations)
and maps of national parks in the
United States of America.
Park Foundation - Created by the U.S.Congress in 1967 is the
non-profit partner of the National Park Service.The NPF works to
preserve and enhance the National Parks.
Forest Service - The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
is a Federal agency that manages public lands in national forests and
grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.
The USDA Forest Service is also the largest forestry research
in the world, and provides technical and financial assistance to State
and private forestry agencies. The Forest Service was established in
National Park - Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is
national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a
large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and
elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a
collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs,
and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Grand Canyon - Only two hours from Sedona is the
majestic Grand Canyon, one of the
seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park
in North America. The Grand Canyon can be explored on foot, by air, by
water and on the back of a mule.
Canyon Tourism and National Park Information - Sponsored by
Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, provides tourism resources as well as
information and articles on the surrounding area, related news
National Park - People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine
Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries
donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to
many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic
coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike
historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Net - Acadia National Park is located in Maine on the rock-
bound shore of Mount Desert Island. Here you will find granite cliffs
side by side with sand, cobblestone beaches and glacier-carved
mountains rising from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. The
geography of Acadia National Park ranges from meadows and marshes to
dense evergreen forests. Everywhere the ocean makes its presence felt,
whether by sight, sound or smell. The National Park Service (NPS)
protects this unique resource and provides a variety of visitor
National Park - One of the first wilderness
parks in the United
States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200
square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant
sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
and Golden Country - Good info on the Yosemite Park and the
Park Trust - The
private land conservancy dedicated exclusively to America's Parklands,
saving nationally significant wildlife, scenic wonders and historic
monuments. NPT’s mission is to provide important recreational and
parkland opportunities for current and future generations. As we
more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a
connection to nature we need to build greater awareness and
appreciation for the importance of our country’s public lands and parks.
Oh Ranger Guide to the Parks
- The home of American Park Network ® the most comprehensive source
information on this country's favorite national parks and public lands.
you know that one out of every three acres in the U.S. is public land?
With 280 million visits each year, national parks are the most
frequented recreational destinations in America.
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the National Parks (Library of Congress) - The collection consists
approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th
century to the present, reflecting early mapping of the areas that
would become four National Parks, as well as the parks themselves.
Production of this collection is being supported by a generous gift
from The Rockefeller Foundation.
National Parks Listed by State - GORP resource list.
Bean's Park Search - Puts America's parks at your fingertips. It's
the perfect place to start planning your next adventure and it's easy
National Parks and Wilderness Action - A project of the
chapter of the Sierra Club in Seattle, WA with a content provided by
Your one-stop recreation reservation resource.
Places - Site with easy access to
information on national, state and local parks within the United
States; reviews of the outdoor gear;
information on the news and techniques; and
online store to meet the needs of those who enjoy outdoor adventure.
Parks Conservation Assoc. - NPCA has 23 regional and field
offices across the country--working as
the first line of defense in the continuing struggle to fulfill their
mission to protect the national parks for present and future
National Parks Index - Providing
information on all U.S. National Parks.
Conservation Association - They allows you to serve the
while tapping into an inner, personal landscape you may never have
Parks Info -
Explore information about world parks.
American Parks - South
America is home to the world's highest
waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela; the largest river (by volume), the
Amazon River; the longest mountain range, the Andes (whose highest
mountain is Aconcagua at 6,962 m (22,841 ft)); the driest place on
earth, the Atacama Desert; the largest rainforest, the Amazon
Rainforest; the highest capital city, La
Paz, Bolivia; the highest
commercially navigable lake in the
world, Lake Titicaca; and the world's southernmost permanently
inhabited community, Puerto Toro, Chile (excluding research stations in
Parks Page - Whateever outdoor adventure you may be
seeking you'll find in great Canadian
America-Parks - If
you like to be surrounded by natural
beauty, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for your vocation.
& Outdoors - If
you're a serious sport and outdoor lover and traveler, you'll
appreciate this guide.