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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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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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National Parks Nobody Knows

Everybody loves Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon, and with good reason. Those and other icons of the National Park System are undeniably spectacular, and to experience their wonders is well worth braving the crowds they inevitably draw. But the … 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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America’s Top 50 RV Destinations

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 10 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? 10. … Continue reading

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Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

Utah is a place of unfathomable natural beauty—with its unique natural formations, colorful history, and culture, and exciting recreation opportunities—it is a state that contains the best elements of the great Mountain West and the Desert Southwest, from red rock … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: December 23

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Winter schedule for Zion National Park December signals the beginning of a quieter time in the park with fewer visitors … Continue reading

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Great National Parks for Fall Foliage

With the autumn season in full swing, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced the 2011 “Great National Parks for Fall Foliage” list. This year’s list includes some iconic parks and a few lesser-known treasures. … Continue reading

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