Touring National Parks Popular RV Activity

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A popular activity for snowbirds and other RVers is to tour national parks. And why not? We’ve all familiar with the spectacular beauty of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, Arches, Glacier, Smokey Mountains, and Grand Canyon national parks. National Parks are one of America’s greatest national resources: places where nature, history, geology, art, culture, wildlife, and much […]

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2015 Free Admission Days at National Parks

America’s Best Idea—the national parks—is even better when it’s free! There are nine more reasons to enjoy national parks next year. Circle the dates on the calendar and plan your trip—America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2015, including several holidays. The 2015 entrance fee-free days are: January 19: Martin […]

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Forest Service Now Offers Digital Maps for Mobile Devices

The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices. “This mobile app makes it easier than ever to plan your visit to a national forest or grassland,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, in a news release. “By putting important forest information right […]

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National Forests are Prime Recreation Destinations

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released findings of a visitor survey that shows US Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists and $11 billion in tourist spending to businesses and communities that serve the more than 160 million forest visitors. “When Americans spend time enjoying the great […]

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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, regional, and national artists. The project started, as many ideas do, with some people sitting […]

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