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National Parks Impact Local Economies

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” said National Park Service Director … Continue reading

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National Parks Impact Local Economies

The economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots are significant—as long as access to those areas is preserved. The National Park Service concludes that, nationwide, the country’s parks contributed more than $14.7 … Continue reading

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National Parks Lose $76M Per Day During Government Shutdown

The partial government shutdown’s toll on national parks can be measured in lost visitors, lost spending, and lost revenue to the US federal government. Lost revenue to the federal government, in the form of entrance fees and rentals equals $450,000 … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

Set in the mountain community of Williams, Arizona—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park an ideal place to unwind and relax. Adjacent to the historic train depot, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is just two blocks … Continue reading

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Best 10 National Parks for Camping

Camping in America’s national parks allows a visitor to more fully appreciate the beauty of America’s natural treasures. If you’re in search of a camper’s delight, these are the best national parks for you. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Visited National Parks in 2012

More than 282 million people visited America’s national parks in 2012, an increase of more than 3 million over 2011. It was the sixth highest annual visitation in the history of the National Park Service, despite nearly 2 million fewer … Continue reading

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50 American Gems

You might have seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Sometimes the best adventures are those in your own backyard. Here, in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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Top 5 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here’s my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours? 5. … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Big Hole

Camping inside of the park allows you to spend more time experiencing the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and less time driving back and forth. Camping Each side of Grand Canyon features at least one RV campground situated within the … Continue reading

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Lure of the Grand Canyon

No one knows for sure how the Grand Canyon came to be. Much of it was formed from rocks nearly two billion years old, and it was once a seabed. Seismic shifts and wind and water erosion continue to create … Continue reading

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