Anza-Borrego Desert State Park: Badlands, Canyons, Mountain Peaks & More

The park’s name was derived from that of an early Spanish explorer, Juan Bautista de Anza, who came through in 1774 in search of a land route from Sonora, Mexico, to Spanish settlements along the California coast. The explorer’s name is combined with Borrego, the Spanish word for bighorn sheep that live in the rocky […]

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2016 Free Entrance Days at National Parks

The South Rim Drive offers the most dramatic vistas, ending at the most spectacular viewpoint, the overlook of Spider Rock. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

America’s Best Idea—the national parks—is even better when it’s free! The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and everyone is invited to join the party! Every year, the National Parks Service waives normal admission fees on certain special periods, including National Parks Week, National Public Lands Day, and Veterans Day. The exact number […]

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Gulf State Park Enhances Visitor Experience

Located in the City of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama, white sun-kissed beaches, surging surf, seagulls, and seashells greet you at Gulf State Park. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course, new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, camp sites, hiking trails, Zip Line, and a fishing pier that is 20-feet […]

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