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State Parks

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  • Lake Norman State Park getting visitor center

    Lake Norman State Park is getting its first visitor's center later this month. The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1OB9zhf ) the park it Troutman will dedicate the $4 million center April 23. Don Reuter with the North Carolina Division of...
  • Man trapped under truck's gas tank, seriously injured

    Authorities say a man was seriously injured at Lums Pond State Park Campgrounds when the gas tank of a truck he was working on fell. New Castle County Paramedics say the man was working on the truck Tuesday evening, when the tank fell on his chest,...
  • Hammocks Beach State Park to add 289 acres after purchase

    Hammocks Beach State Park is about to get larger. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the park is getting 289 acres on the mainland following approval of the purchase by the Council of State. Formal closing on state acquisition...
  • Anglers can earn camping, cabin discounts in W.Va.

    The Division of Natural Resources is encouraging families to go fishing and visit West Virginia's state parks through a rewards program. Those who catch tagged trout at one of five state parks will earn a certificate good for $100 off a weekly cabin...
  • Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings

    Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings
    If you love the outdoors and nature, there may be a job waiting for you with the state's park system. Virginia State Parks is looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings to prepare for more than 4 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day,...
  • Assembly speaker supports corporate sponsors for state parks

    Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he supports raising state park fees and soliciting corporate sponsorships for the facilities. Gov. Scott Walker's budget calls for eliminating all funding for state parks derived from tax dollars. The spending...
  • Official: Decisions about closed resort awaiting report

    The superintendent of the eastern Illinois state park that includes a troubled, state-owned resort says he hopes to know later this year what will happen to the closed facility. Richard Glazebrook is superintendent of Wolf Creek and Eagle Creek state...
  • W.Va. juvenile center that used $3.5M to be parks storage

    State officials say an abandoned juvenile justice project that ate up $3.5 million in unfinished renovations will now become storage for West Virginia parks. At a legislative audit committee meeting Monday, Division of Natural Resources official Emily...
  • Quickly for April 10: What effect would common wage repeal have?

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. The Lake County Democrats are against the Freedom of Religion Act. Wow! What a surprise....
  • Rock climber falls about 60 feet at Ralph Stover State Park

    A rock climber is recovering from broken bones and other injuries after police say he fell about 60 feet at a state park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bucks County park rangers have yet to release the name of the man who fell from a rock face in Ralph...
  • 2nd Dunes pavilion meeting Wednesday

    2nd Dunes pavilion meeting Wednesday
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is trying again. A second meeting on plans for a 30,000-square-foot banquet/conference facility at Indiana Dunes State Park will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chesterton Middle School, 651 W. Morgan Ave.,...