New River Gorge National River: A River Runs Through It

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Located in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River preserves over 70,000 acres of land along 53 miles of the New River between the towns of Hinton and Fayetteville from Bluestone Dam to Hawk’s Nest Lake. The park and surrounding area are rich in cultural and natural history with an abundance of scenic and […]

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Why The World Needs More Campers

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Summer is in full swing: hot temperatures, afternoon and evening thunderstorms, beautiful sunrises and sunsets—and camping. While it has been a record year for campgrounds and RV parks, I am convinced the world needs more campers. Stay with me, as this comment is not about occupancy rates or empty sites, it’s about campers.  The campers you […]

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National Parks Service Centennial: 10 Great Bargains

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Parks Service. Reflecting on the tremendous value that America’s national parks represent, following are 10 great bargains available to national park visitors. Free Admission Days Each year, the National Park Service offers nine to 16 admission-free days for all visitors. The fee-free days include Martin Luther […]

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Celebrating 100 years of National Parks Service

Spider Rock, the unofficial symbol of Canyon de Chelly, is a sandstone obelisk that rises more than 800 feet from the canyon floor at the junction of Canyon de Chelly and Monument Canyon. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

The National Parks Service turns 100 years old on Thursday. According to the National Parks Service, visitation reached an all-time high in 2015, with more than 307 million visitors. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial this week, many of the parks nationwide have planned special festivals and programs to mark the anniversaries of […]

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