Category Archives: Public Recreation Areas

Man Charged For Feeding Bears

Do not feed wildlife! How hard is that to understand? In an earlier article I reported on an incident involving the feeding of people-food to a black bear 3. 4 miles outside the north gate to Banff National Park. In … Continue reading

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Camp Without Reservations This Holiday Weekend

TripTrist Travel Planners has encouraging news if you want to go on a camping adventure for the long 4th of July weekend. It is possible to camp without reservations even though most sites in RV parks and campgrounds were reserved … Continue reading

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Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints

Get more out of life—take a hike! Now that we’re well into spring and getting ready for summer, it’s prime time to get out on the trail and enjoy the colorful wildflowers, wandering wildlife, and breathtaking views of the natural world. … Continue reading

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Top 100 Family-Friendly Fishing & Boating Spots

Getting out on the water to boat and fish is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your family. But, finding the time and the right place to fish can be a challenge. The … Continue reading

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State Parks Impact Alabama’s Economy

An earlier story detailed the economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots. The National Park Service concluded that, nationwide, the country’s parks contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. … Continue reading

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Georgia DNR Launches Interactive Recreation Map

From the majestic ridges and valleys of northwest Georgia to the marshes of Glynn County on the coast, the state of Georgia is fortunate to have a diversity of natural and cultural resources for residents and visitors to enjoy. The … Continue reading

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Bear Sightings in Arizona Prompt Bear Awareness Tips

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said campers, hikers, and outdoor people need to be aware that bears may already be emerging from hibernation after two recent sightings were reported. The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants the community to … Continue reading

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Top 3 Birding Hotspots in Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona is an ecological crossroads, where the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts all come together. The abrupt rise of mountains like the Huachucas from the surrounding arid grasslands creates “sky islands” harboring … Continue reading

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Top 6 Birding Hotspots in Southeastern Arizona

Southeastern Arizona is an ecological crossroads, where the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts all come together. The abrupt rise of mountains like the Huachucas from the surrounding arid grasslands creates “sky islands” harboring … Continue reading

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Forest Service Now Offers Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices. “This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” said U.S. … Continue reading

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