Category Archives: State Parks

Warm Deals for Snowbirds at Georgia State Parks

The seasons have changed and winter has arrived, which means that Georgia State Parks has one for the birds — the sun-seeking snowbirds, that is. It’s time for the annual migration when residents from points north seek warm southern sunshine. … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Return to Catalina State Park

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Fourteen-year-old Girl Finds 3.85-carat Diamond

After hearing about the 5.16-carat, honey brown diamond found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park on July 31 by 12-year-old Michael Dettlaff of Apex, North Carolina, 14-year-old Tana Clymer and her family from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, decided to experience Arkansas’ … Continue reading

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2.13 ct. Brown Diamond Unearthed at the Crater

Clay Jarvis of San Antonio, Texas, has been fascinated by diamonds since he was boy, when at age 10 he visited a diamond cutting facility in Amsterdam, Holland. Recently, the business and commercial builder was working on a project in … Continue reading

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A Fascinating Story Behind 2 Diamonds

“I frequently receive emailed questions about the Crater of Diamonds State Park and its diamond mine,” wrote Margi Jenks, Park Interpreter in a Crater of Diamonds State Park news release. “However, the inbox on July 18th contained an unusual email that … Continue reading

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12-Year-Old Boy Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds

While traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to spend some summer vacation time with family there, the Dettlaff family from Apex, North Carolina, decided to drive 100 miles out of their way to have some fun at Crater of Diamonds State Park. … Continue reading

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St. Martinville: Where Cajun Began

As one of the oldest surviving towns in Louisiana, St. Martinville retains many buildings and homes reflecting the beautiful architecture of days gone by. St. Martinville has become symbolic of the Acadian legacy, holding sacred the history and legends of … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Texas Bucket List

From West Texas to the Panhandle to the Gulf Coast, El Paso to Texarkana to Brownsville, from outdoor enthusiasts to foodies to culture buffs, there’s always something to see and do in Texas. Our Texas RV Travel Bucket List continues. … Continue reading

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Mount Washington Traffic Increasing

New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has the reputation of being “Home of the world’s worst weather”. Severe storms, including snow, can happen at any time of the year. The combination of severe winds, cold, and wetness can exhaust the strongest hiker. … Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Park 2013

A run in the park or a family game of soccer could be worth $100,000! This summer, being active outdoors has never been more rewarding as Coca-Cola kicks off the fourth-annual America Is Your Park campaign. People can get active on behalf … Continue reading

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