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Balmorhea State Park: An Oasis in the Desert

Plopped in the middle of the prickly, dry Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas, the spring-fed pool at Balmorhea State Park is an oasis in the desert. And any time you have water in the desert it’s going to be a … Continue reading

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Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years

From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state’s rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone—its 75th anniversary. The parks system preserves … Continue reading

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Want a Room with a View? Rent a Fire Tower

To call it a room with a view is an understatement. The West Virginia state park system’s newest overnight accommodation was built to take in the most complete panorama possible of the Pocahontas County highlands and Greenbrier River Valley. The … Continue reading

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Joys of a Texas Bucket List

Texas is big and brawny in every way, a state brimming with natural assets. Whether visiting rugged mountains, sandy beaches, wild canyons, or the piney woods, the “Lone Star State” pleases travelers in a million wonderful ways. Our Texas RV … Continue reading

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Vintage Trailer Transformed into Art Museum

Three artists based in Methow Valley, Washington, that span three generations are working together to revitalize their once-thriving logging community. One of their projects involves restoring a 1951 Spartan Imperial Mansion travel trailer to display unique and experimental work from local, … Continue reading

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Texas State Park Receives $10,000 from Coca-Cola

Bastrop State Parkwas awarded a $10,000 grant from Coca-Cola and will use the windfall to underwrite the continued building of new park trails. The fire-ravaged Texas State Park is received the grant in connection with Coca-Cola’s “America Is Your Park” … Continue reading

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Arkansas State Parks Specialty License Plate Available

The 52 state parks of Arkansas comprise one of the finest systems of parks and museums in the U.S. Display your pride in the park system, and help provide college scholarships for the next generation of park professionals, by purchasing … Continue reading

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Grand Reopening for Texas State Park

One of Texas’ oldest state parks, closed for almost a year for $5 million in capital improvements, has been born anew and will host a free grand reopening on Saturday, October 15. Carved out of the pine and hardwood forests … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: September 9

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Texas Wildfires Update Wildfires continue to scorch the Texas countryside already parched from a long, dry summer. The latest count … Continue reading

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Wildfires Rage across Texas

The Texas wildfire news continues to be horrific and heartbreaking. Bastrop State Park, known for its famous Lost Pines habitat, historic CCC structures, and the endangered Houston toad, is the latest state park to be struck by wildfire. Just 100 acres … Continue reading

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