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State Parks

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  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Man 'lucky to be alive' after cliff fall, rescuer says

    A 19-year-old man was seriously injured after he fell off a cliff Saturday in Ralph Stover State Park in Plumstead, according to Bucks County fire officials. Point Pleasant Fire Chief Scott Fleischer said the man was walking along the High Rocks area...
  • Subway, state parks team up for free subs

    Subway, state parks team up for free subs
    Starting Thursday, July 31, visitors at certain Virginia state parks will receive a coupon for a free six-inch sub from Subway.  The offer is part of a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club to promote outdoor activities.  Participating parks include ...
  • Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point

    Bull shark spotted at Sandy Point
    A sighting of a bull shark off Sandy Point State Park Monday prompted a brief closure of one of the swimming areas, but the park's manager said the popular Chesapeake Bay beach returned to "business as usual" on Tuesday after seeing no more of the wide-...
  • California's drought triggers state park bathroom, shower closures

    California's drought triggers state park bathroom, shower closures
    California's drought is drying up water supplies at some of the state parks system's most popular sites, forcing closure of showers and bathrooms. Restrooms with flush toilets near Lake Tahoe and Hearst San Simeon State Park have been closed and...
  • Parks Show Effect Of Cost On Demand

    "To encourage everyone to visit a state park this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said [July 24, Page 1, "Free Pass At State parks, Museums"]. This came to mind as I drove down Route 9...
  • Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay

    Highland Park boy among kayakers rescued from Green Bay
    Three people – including a 9-year-old boy from Highland Park – were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from Green Bay near Door County, Wis., today after they’d been stranded on the water overnight, officials said. The Coast Guard...
  • Beltzville Lake closed to swimming

    The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has closed the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County to swimming today. Conservation staff has again found high bacterial counts in water samples from Monday. As a precaution, the...
  • Her birthday wish: Helping 30 nonprofits in 30 days

    Her birthday wish: Helping 30 nonprofits in 30 days
    Ashley Turner is spreading a little goodwill for her upcoming 30th birthday. Thirty consecutive days of it, in fact. Every day between now and when she blows out her birthday candles on Aug. 6, Turner will spotlight Broward County nonprofits through...
  • High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship

    High school fishing partners look forward to Quad State Championship
    This time last year, fishing partners Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann, both of Essex, were preparing for The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Quad State High School Fishing Championship. This year's version will be significantly different....
  • California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep

    California panel calls for full revamp of state parks funding, upkeep
    California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. The 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an "internal...