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Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure.
People have lived in these canyons for nearly 5,000 years - longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. In the place called Tsegi, their homes and images tell us their stories. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyons. A place like no other, the park and Navajo Nation work together to manage the land's resources.
Since ancient times, this barrier island has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife. Many threatened and endangered species find refuge here, including sea turtles who nest on its shores. Like first natives and early settlers, you too can find tranquility. Stroll down a wooded trail. Reflect on a pristine undeveloped shoreline - the way things used to be.
Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River.
There is no place like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! Descriptions fail. Photographs do not do it justice. Bring your sense of wonder and imagination when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park.
A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.
The Blackstone River powered America's entry into the Age of Industry. The success of Samuel Slater's cotton spinning mill in Pawtucket, RI touched off a chain reaction that changed how people worked and where they lived, and continues to reverberate across the nation to this day. Come visit and see how this revolution transformed the landscape of the Blackstone Valley and then the United States.
Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.
Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.
The vast, wild landscape of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area offers visitors unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural world, and experience the wonders of this extraordinary place. With over 120,000 acres, one can find an astounding diversity in ecosystems, wildlife, and more than 10,000 years of human history to explore.
Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.
Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.
There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.
Imagine a place of whimsical beauty and larger-than-life landscapes: an ancestral home to ice-age giants and turbulent volcanic activity. A land that holds secrets to the intriguing history of human migration, sustains people that have lived here before its establishment as a preserve and continues to be part of a wide breadth of traditions. Bering Land Bridge is unlike any other place on Earth.
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.
Visit Arches to discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least visited places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," as it is home to an impressive six mile (10 km) wide, 2,500 ft (762 m) deep caldera formed during a massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago.
An oasis in the desert, Amistad National Recreation Area consists of the US portion of the International Amistad Reservoir. Amistad, whose name comes from the Spanish word meaning friendship, is best known for excellent water-based recreation, camping, hiking, rock art viewing, and its rich cultural history. Amistad is also home to a wide variety of plant and animal life above and below the water.
13,000 years ago this site was already well-known by mammoth hunters as a place to get the best stone for their tools. Centuries passed but the colorful flint found right here in the Texas panhandle never lost its value and usefulness. Visit and gain a sense of how integral this site was to the survival, commerce and culture of the High Plains.
The headwaters of Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park and Preserve. Meandering west towards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautiful Alaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience the unique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska.
Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is a 175 mile corridor and trail network of cultural and historical significance. It traverses through hundreds of ancient Hawaiian settlement sites and over 200 ahupua'a (traditional land divisions).
Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats with high biodiversity, clean air and water, and a rich cultural heritage. Each year, more than 3.3 million people explore seven peaks above 1,000 feet, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads with 16 stone bridges.
Ooh la la. Come stay in the cool shade of this quiet campground just a few minutes from the Mighty Mississippi and sample all the cultural and natural treasures that are uniquely Louisiana. Tour the area's grand plantation homes and their glorious gardens. Feast on authentic Cajun cooking in down-home cafes. Wind by boat through a world of bayous and swamps. Discover great finds antiquing in a nearby historic district. Visit the state capitol and a World War II destroyer.
We are located midway between Denver and Kansas City with easy access to and from I-70. RV sites are spacious pull thru sites to accommodate RVs of all types and sizes and do not require you to unhook. RV sites include access to 50/30 amp or 30 amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and grass to relax on. Grass tent sites are large and private with access to electricity and water nearby. Cabins are available for those who want to camp without a RV or tent and are located near the restroom and shower facilities.
NEED A PLACE THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY? THEN COME PLAY AND STAY AT ROCK ISLAND KOA A ROYAL CAMPING EXPERIENCE! The Rock Island/Quad Cities KOA, located at Camelot, is at the center of all that's going on in the area. This KOA has RV Sites, Tent Sites and Cabins on 150+ acres for guests to explore, including 50 acres of lake for fishing (no license required) or boating. Enjoy a heated outdoor pool, adults-only hot tub, water spray park for all ages and a community room. The bathhouse features individual showers and dressing rooms. Paddleboats, canoes and kayaks are available. Play mini golf for free with your own golf ball or purchase a souvenir ball. There are many shaded sites next to or near the lake. Play horseshoes, go fishing or check out the new Jump Pad. Planned activities for kids and families are scheduled for most weekends throughout the season.
WELCOME TO LAVA HOT SPRINGS CITY CENTER KOA LOCATED AT 89 N. CENTER ST. CLOSEST CAMPGROUND TO THE WATER PARK AND WALKING DISTANCE TO THE HOT SPRINGS. Our year round lodging and camping City Center KOA offers accommodations year round for whatever season suits your fancy. A year-round vacation destination. Lava Hot Springs City Center KOA is located at 89 N Center in downtown Lava Hot Springs. Walk across the footbridge from any campsite or cabin to a day of fun with your family and friends at the Olympic sized swimming complex, or walk 3 blocks and soak all those tired muscles at the World Famous Mineral Springs
HIKE YOUR WAY THROUGH 25 ACRES OF FOREST AND NATURAL LANDSCAPE. COOL DOWN IN OUR SALT WATER 56,000-GALLON FREE FORM POOL AND DRY OFF UNDER THE SOUTHERN SUN ON OUR LARGE DECK. Where Strangers Become Friends Lookout Mountain Chattanooga West KOA is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, with historic Lookout Mountain to the east and downtown Chattanooga only 15 minutes away. We offer 37 acres of native Appalachian forest with beautiful mountain views. Most of our sites are shaded under a wonderful canopy of beautiful native hardwoods and evergreens.
Who knew a tropical getaway could be so easy to reach? Florida's famed beaches, sultry breezes and idyllic blue skies are all within your reach at this KOA, ideally situated along the US 441 corridor between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy your place in the sun (or under a palm tree) at this campground, with fun gatherings, a game room and many local attractions. Choose from vacation bungalows and attractive sites for tents and RVs. Whether visiting for a week or spending the season, campers will find plenty of area events on tap, from beach concerts to festivals. Hollywood's extensive dining and entertainment district offers an enormous array of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Savor the great weather at a nearby beach.
LOCATED ON A 250-YEAR-OLD SITE OF ONE OF CONNECTICUT'S FIRST FARMS, MYSTIC KOA COMBINES THE BEST OF CLASSIC NEW ENGLAND WITH MODERN CONVENIENCE. Set amidst century-old maples, quaint stone walls, and reproduction colonial architecture, this family resort provides the best Connecticut camping has to offer. Here the prevailing breeze is fresh, and the westerly views are of rolling wooded hills and magnificent sunsets.
Imagine waking up to the beautiful view of Pikes Peak (14,115 feet above sea level), the most visited mountain in North America. Visit Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds (try the Bat-a-Pult ride!) and other area attractions. Stay in a fully equipped Cabin, pitch a tent or pull into an RV Site (including extra-large sites). If you are planning a rally or family reunion, this KOA has a hall for those scrumptious potlucks, or have them catered by the staff. During the summer, enjoy a dip in the heated pool or relax in the hot tub.
Our pool is open from Spring to October - perfect for family fun! You can go for a hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. The views are breathtaking! Back at camp, we have a convenience store, playground, sandbox, basketball court, tether ball, horseshoes, a gathering room, and planned activities every weekend during the summer months. We have 3 bath houses with showers and a laundry facility, and on site security. We are ready to spend the summer helping you make memories with your family and friends!
St. Malo Provincial Park is one of southern Manitoba’s recreational gems. It’s a popular site for many families, friends and groups who come back year after year to take advantage of the park’s natural setting, fun and pleasant atmosphere. Classified as a recreation park, it provides outdoor recreational opportunities and experiences in a natural setting.
What You'll Like : Breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area are available from the Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout Over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the ‘Sea Lion’ and Tee Harbour Excellent wildlife viewing in the park’s boreal forest: deer, wolf, fox, lynx and over 200 bird species Full service cabins are available for rent year round Exhibits at the Visitor Centre explore the natural and cultural history of the Sibley Peninsula including a model of the Silver Islet Mine Excellent hiking and mountain biking on designated park trails Enjoy a relaxing getaway in one of the parks fully serviced cabins
What You'll Like : More than 3 km of beautiful sand beach and Caribbean blue water Panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail The park is located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs A camping experience for everyone: large RV sites, car camping and yurts Barrier-free campsites, washroom facilities and beach access. A short drive from many regional attractions
Located in the northeast corner of Missaukee County. We are nestled in north-woods, in the country so you can have peace and quiet, and yet we are close enough to several towns so you can get to the activities of your choice. We are an excellent centralized location for activities in Lake City, Kalkaska, Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Grayling. All of these towns are about 25 minutes from here. Just in case you forget something, there is a well stocked country store/gas station just 1.5 miles from here.
Located on a sparkling 110-acre lake, the East Twin Campground is a known family favorite. The area provides access to a beautiful portion of the Chequamegon National Forest in northwestern Wisconsin. Natural Features: The campground is situated in a maple, birch and hemlock forest, with many sites overlooking the lake. A variety of birds and wildlife, including elk, eagles, loons, blue heron and other species, make their homes near the campground. Recreation: A variety of recreational activities are available, including fishing, boating and swimming on the adjacent lake. A boat ramp is located about a half-mile east of the campground, providing access to East Twin Lake and also features a walk-in portage to West Twin lake which is located just outside the campground. Largemouth bass and pan fish are akin to the body of water, as well as an occasional musky or other freshwater species. Miles of hiking and mountain bike trails are located nearby and just down the road is an established Blue Heron rookery. Facilities: The campground offers several single family campsites for tent and RV camping with many located on the lake. East Twin campground offers two tent walk-in sites for those looking for a somewhat more secluded camping experience. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Trash collection and an aluminum can recycling bin are also available at the campground. Nearby Attractions: The Dead Horse Run trailhead is located just five miles south on County Road GG. Activities and Amenities Within Facility Accessible Sites Accessible Vault Toilets Boat Ramp Boating Campfire Rings Drinking Water Fishing Fishing Pier Hiking Lake Access Mountain Biking Picnic Area Recycling Self Pay Station Trails Trash Collection Within 10 Miles Firewood Vendor Fuel Available General Store Restaurant
The rugged beauty and natural wonders of the Ozark Mountains await you at this KOA. You'll find big-rig friendly, full-hookup Pull-Thru RV Sites, padded Tent Sites and a variety of Cabins. All the RV Sites and Cabins have cable TV. You're only 10 minutes from historic downtown Eureka Springs with all its shopping, dining and attractions. Nearby at Beaver Lake, take a relaxing canoe ride or even go scuba diving! At KOA, enjoy the hiking trail, playground, basketball court, horseshoes, Kamp K9 and giant 90,000-gallon pool, perfect for hot summer days. The convenience store has souvenirs, essentials and RV parts/accessories. You'll appreciate the air-conditioned shower house and full laundry. This KOA strives to be the Ozarks' campground of choice, so come unwind, relax and make memories.
The end of the road is the beginning of a great Alaskan adventure at this new KOA, perched on the edge of Alaska's magnificent Kenai Peninsula. The campground provides a peaceful retreat in a truly remarkable setting. Gaze out across Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, reveling in views of snow-dusted mountains, active volcanoes, fishing boats, surfacing whales and other wildlife. Terrific hiking trails lie just across the road. Downtown Homer is filled with great restaurants, local art galleries and museums. Visit the Homer Spit for more gift shops, local seafood and many activities, such as fishing, kayaking, four-wheeling and bear viewing. Take a ferry to the coastal communities of Halibut Cove, Seldovia and Kodiak.
You'll have no trouble losing your cares at this KOA - and will soon understand why so many come and never want to leave. Located on beautiful Perdido Bay, this is a true waterfront campground. You'll hear nature all around, from birds to waves lapping on the shoreline. Sunrises are breathtaking, and dolphins often swim by the lighted fishing pier. Fish from the pier as well - or bring your boat. Ease into a long pull thru, Super Site or patio site.
The inviting waters of Wheeler Lake surround this KOA, perched on a peninsula and dotted with native trees. The campground makes the most of its enviable setting, with sites overlooking the water, right along the waterfront and tucked among the shade trees. Thanks to the campground's own boat ramp, it's easy to get out on the lake for a carefree day of fishing, water-skiing or exploring the TVA chain of lakes. A sandy beach welcomes swimmers, and there's plenty of space for strolling and bird-watching. Rent a kayak, a canoe or a bike (child/adult sizes) to explore the lakeshore or campground.
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