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State Parks

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  • States' workshops creating outdoorswomen

     States' workshops creating outdoorswomen
    If the notion of firing a rifle, fishing on ice or kayaking in winter seems intimidating, Peggy Farrell has a solution: Give it a try for a weekend in a nonjudgmental setting among others whose curiosity outweighs experience. Farrell is director of...
  • Campground hosts needed at Indiana state parks

    Indiana's state parks and reservoir properties are seeking volunteers to serve as campground hosts in exchange for free camping during their service. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week. The...
  • W.Va. parks, DNR to offer prizes for tagged trout

    West Virginia officials are promoting state parks by offering prizes for catching specially tagged trout. Starting in March, people who catch those trout at some West Virginia state parks will earn $100 discounts on week-long stays at designated state-...
  • S. Illinois man guilty of 1st-degree murder in beating death

    A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in connection in the beating death of a man whose body was found in a southwestern Illinois state park. The Madison County jury convicted 43-year-old Scottie Thompson of Centreville Thursday in the August...
  • Lawmaker Wants Communities To Have Better Notice Of Connecticut Park Plans

    HARTFORD — A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park. Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme has proposed legislation...
  • State planning to build inn at Potato Creek park

    NORTH LIBERTY — Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to build Indiana's first new inn at a state park in more than seven decades would bring lodging to one of the state's most popular and moneymaking parks. State officials are determined to bring an inn to...
  • State Parks and Recreation Department on display at the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck

    It's State Parks Day at the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck. The state Parks and Recreation Department has set up exhibits to give lawmakers and visitors a look at the agency and everything it offers. The department's mascot, Roscoe the Raccoon, will be...
  • No vote to protect deep-sea corals off Va and Mid-Atlantic

    The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council failed to take action Wednesday on a measure to protect deep-sea coral canyon ecosystems off the Atlantic coast from human activity, including Norfolk Canyon off Virginia. Council members meeting in Raleigh, N....
  • New design for Discover Pass to Washington state parks

    A new-style Discover Pass has gone on sale, as the Washington State Parks agency looks for more money from park users. The new pass is made from a tear-resistant material with a green nature scene. It replaces the yellow paper permit that was...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...
  • Falling For Some Frozen Winter Waterfalls

    Falling For Some Frozen Winter Waterfalls
    Let's go over the casualty list of Winterfalling 2015: a black and blue elbow, twisted ankle, ripped pants, several pairs of waterlogged socks, a few more grey hairs and briefly red, tingling feet. But it was all worth it to visit some more of my...