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“Share the wonder.”
The mission of the ADC&NR is to manage, protect, conserve, and enhance the wildlife and aquatic resources of Alabama and educate the public about its natural environment. Alabama has tremendous diversity with more than 1.3 million acres of public hunting land and 22 state parks covering 48,000 acres.
Are you looking to enjoy the natural and historical wonders of Connecticut? Then look no further. The diversity and splendor of Connecticut’s state parks and forests offers everything you are looking for and more. Regardless of your interests, Connecticut’s parks and forests offer something for everyone. So drop in to a Connecticut State Park or Forest and discover the world that awaits you.
The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state’s natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The goal of the program is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida’s coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today.
Florida’s 171 award-winning state park and trail properties have inspired residents and visitors with recreation opportunities and scenic beauty that helps to strengthen families, educate children, expand local economies and foster community pride. With 161 parks, 10 state trails, nearly 800,000 acres, 100 miles of beaches and more than 1,600 miles of multi-use trails attracting nearing 25 million visitors a year, visit soon and often to enjoy Florida’s natural treasures.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is comprised of six divisions which carryout DNR’s mission to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources. As one of six divisions within DNR, the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) is charged with conserving, enhancing and promoting Georgia’s wildlife resources, including game and nongame animals, fish and protected plants.
The Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks & Historic Sites manages more than 60 properties that preserve the state’s environment and history. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Colonial Coast, our sites offer an exceptional variety of resources.
The DNR’s mission is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for Iowans and ensure a legacy for future generations.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism currently manages 24 state parks across the state and The Prairie Spirit Trail.
Wherever you travel in Kentucky, you are never far from one of our 49 Kentucky State Parks. There’s no way to pick the best Kentucky State Parks because each park has its own unique attributes, from shorelines to majestic mountains, from winding caves to enchanting woodlands.
Louisiana’s State Parks, Historic Sites, and Preservation Area offer you and your family a uniquely rewarding experience of our state’s natural beauty and historical riches. Come enjoy championship fishing, relive a Civil War battle, hear the best of Louisiana’s country music, or pitch a tent under the stars.
Designed to harmonize with mountain, lake, and seashore, Maine’s state park system is as varied as the state’s landscape. Mountain trails, lakeside picnic tables, ocean beaches. In Maine, there are 32 state parks dedicated to the visitor’s enjoyment; you’ll find the people who manage them friendly and helpful.
Missouri’s state park system, which on multiple occasions has been ranked as one of the top four state park systems in the nation, contains 87 state parks and historic sites plus the Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry.
The mission of the MDWF&P is to conserve and enhance Mississippi’s wildlife, fisheries, and parks, provide quality outdoor recreation, and engage the public in natural resource conservation. Its 25 state parks contain an abundance of outdoor activities, making them a welcoming family-oriented destination. Wildlife and fisheries attract sportsmen from around the country.
Visit Montana’s 54 State Parks and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.
Nebraska’s state park system encompasses 87 areas across the state, with parklands to suit virtually every outdoor taste. Whether you’re seeking the ultimate in modern conveniences in a picturesque outdoor setting or want to get back to nature amid the unspoiled beauty of the wilderness, you can find just the right locale from among Nebraska’s exceptional state park areas.
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation is comprised of management components that make up the Division’s mission in the state. The Division manages 92 properties’ campgrounds, beaches, natural areas, waysides, historic sites and recreational trails.
As the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the NHF&GD works in partnership with the public to: conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats; inform and educate the public about these resources; and provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.
The N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife is a professional environmental agency dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife resources.
NJ Parks & Forestry is a division of the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection. As an astoundingly diverse state, New Jersey’s state parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites offer something of interest for everyone; from hiking on the Appalachian Trail to swimming at its miles of scenic beaches, to historic manor houses and majestic lighthouses. Over 600 miles of trails beckon outdoor enthusiasts from around the region.
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment. Mission: “To conserve, improve and protect New York’s natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.”
The North Carolina State Parks System exists for the enjoyment, education, health and inspiration of all residents and visitors. The mission of the state parks system is to conserve and protect representative examples of the natural beauty, ecological features and recreational resources of statewide significance; to provide outdoor recreational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment; and to provide environmental education opportunities that promote stewardship of the state’s natural heritage.
Pennsylvania is an outdoor lover’s paradise. With 2.2 million acres of state forest land and 120 state parks, visitors will never run out of new discoveries. The parks provide a wide variety of adventures, learning and fun; while the state forests cater to dispersed recreation with their extensive network of trails and awesome scenic vistas.
Over one hundred years ago, the Metropolitan Park Commission of Rhode Island authorized the purchase of Rhode Island’s first state park on President Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday, February 12, 1909. Since that day, the Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation has evolved from a visionary plan to a statewide network of historic and magnificent green spaces and greenways devoted to the public enjoyment of the outdoors.
We are committed to preserving the quality of Rhode Island’s environment, maintaining the health and safety of its residents, and protecting the natural systems upon which life depends. Together with many partners, we offer assistance to individuals, business and municipalities, conduct research, find solutions, and enforce laws created to protect the environment.
The SCDNR managed Wildlife Management Areas and Heritage Preserves are protected areas that play a critical role in conserving fish, wildlife and other natural resources. They’re used for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and environmental education.
Home to breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and exciting geological wonders, South Dakota offers visitors a range of things to do and see!
Our state parks are invaluable assets – a joy to all who use them now and a priceless legacy to hand down to future generations.
As a division of the Dept. of Natural Resources, we manage Utah’s 43 state parks — from Bear Lake State Park at the Utah/Idaho border to Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum deep in the Four Corners region, and everywhere in between.
You’ll find plenty of programs, events and activities at Virginia State Parks. Our 36 parks have thousands of campsites, hundreds of cabins, more than 500 miles of trails and convenient access to Virginia’s major waterways. Beaches, picnic shelters, family lodges, meeting facilities, festivals, concerts, nature programs, cultural happenings… the list goes on and on.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. Celebrating our Centennial Anniversary in 2013!
Westchester County Parks system offers fun-filled events, programs and activities all season long. Visit the nationally accredited Westchester County Parks system. Get acquainted with us if you haven’t already, and then come out and join the fun in the parks.
The WDNR is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.
Mountain bikes, boats and fishing poles are really just toys for grown-ups; so go be a kid again. After all, we’ve got plenty of trails for getting mud on those tires, including those in Guernsey, Buffalo Bill and Curt Gowdy State Parks. If making a splash is more your style, we’ve got space for water sports and fishing at our many reservoirs. Once you’re done playing, soak those bones in the therapeutic mineral water at Hot Springs State Park.