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ParksByNature Network, LLC currently holds contracts with over 60% of all state park systems in the country as their exclusive developer of mobile apps and mobile websites. With similar contracts for numerous state fish & wildlife agencies, as of 2013, PBN’s Pocket Ranger® digital platform is the largest single network in the US reaching America’s outdoor audience, including park goers, hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers...and more! Our millions of active users nation-wide represent a huge consumer audience and an important voice in support of preservation and safe outdoor recreation.

In addition to our exclusive digital marketing alliance with the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD), we are proud of our alliances with the agencies that manage our states’ treasured natural resources, and those organizations that help protect and preserve America’s outdoor recreation assets.

Alabama State Parks
Contact Information

Alabama State Parks Central Reservation Service for Campsites, Cabins, Chalets and Resorts
Call 1-800-ALA-PARK
(NATIONWIDE)

Division of State Parks
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 North Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

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Connecticut State Parks

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and environment, as well as with making energy cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. The agency is also dedicated to rebuilding Connecticut’s economy by creating jobs and fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

DEEP was established on July 1, 2011 with the consolidation of the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Public Utility Control, and energy policy staff from other areas of state government. Its three main branches- the Energy Branch, the Environmental Quality Branch, and the Environmental Conservation Branch- and the Office of the Commissioner work to review utility rates, protect air and water quality, and to manage the state’s natural resources.

The overarching goals are to:

  • Integrate energy and environmental policies in a more coherent manner to provide a better structure for decision-making and a sound economic future.
  • Bring down electricity costs to make Connecticut more competitive, promote energy efficiency, and encourage the development of clean energy technologies.
  • Renew a spirit of innovation for pollution control, conservation of natural resources, and management of Connecticut’s parks and forests.
Contact Information

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106-5127

Call Us: 860-424-3000

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Delaware State Parks

The Division of Parks and Recreation operates and maintains 15 state parks and related preserves and greenways throughout Delaware. The Division administers the state’s land protection programs and Greenways program. The Division is also responsible for providing recreational, educational, and interpretive programs for the public. Other responsibilities include:

  • Acquiring and developing recreational lands & facilities
  • Protecting natural areas
  • Overseeing & planning for statewide recreational needs

Administration and Support Office

The Administration and Support Office includes the Division's accounting, marketing, business services, personnel, communications and other internal support staff.

Planning Preservation and Development Section

This section administers land acquisition and protection programs, including the Office of Nature Preserves. It also administers the Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund grants program, the statewide Greenways and Trails Program and the Coastal Heritage Greenway program. In addition, the Section is responsible for planning, designing and constructing new facilities.

Operations and Maintenance Section


This section oversees the day-to-day operation of all state parks and facilities, the enforcement of rules and regulations, and park safety. It operates the Division's nine interpretive centers, and offers programs on the natural and cultural resources of the parks, environmental education, and special events.

Contact Information

89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Call Us: (302) 739-9220

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Florida Coastal Management

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.

Contact Information

Florida Coastal Management
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 47
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Call Us: (850) 245-2161

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Florida State Park

In 2011, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service had an overall direct economic impact of $1.16 billion on local economies. The economic impact of these parks and trails are due to their location and level of development, leading to high attendance and park expenditure levels.

The Office of Greenways & Trails within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Recreation and Parks provides leadership and coordination to establish and expand the Florida Greenways and Trails System. To fulfill its mission under the Florida Greenways and Trails Act, the office:

  • Expands the FGTS through the acquisition of eligible projects under the Greenways and Trails portion of Florida Forever, and partners with nearly 30 communities to develop and manage state acquired greenways and trails
  • Supports communities and projects by providing technical assistance regarding the acquisition, development, and management of greenways and trails projects. The office also administers the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), a federally funded competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to local communities for the development of trails.
  • Serves the public by disseminating information about the many benefits that greenways and trails provide to Florida residents and visitors through publications, e-newsletters, and websites
Contact Information

Call Us: (850) 245-2157

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Georgia Fish & Wildlife

Wildlife Resources Division (WRD)

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR)’s mission is to sustain, enhance, and protect Georgia’s resources. As one of six divisions within DNR, WRD is charged with conserving Georgia’s animals, fish and protected plants. WRD is comprised of four sections – Game Management (GM), Fisheries Management FM), Law Enforcement and Nongame Conservation (NCS).

GM manages one million acres of land in 90 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for hunting, fishing, wildlife enhancement, bird watching, hiking, camping, and conservation education. GM conducts research and surveys to monitor hunter harvest, wildlife populations and habitat.

FM surveys fish populations to determine sound management approaches and set regulations. FM also constructs and maintains public boat ramps and fish attractors, investigates pollution and fish kills, assesses environmental reviews, provides technical assistance, operates fish hatcheries and Public Fishing Areas (PFAs) and sponsors a variety of kids fishing events

NCS conserves and protects nongame wildlife and plants and their habitats. NCS conducts research on a wide variety of nongame wildlife, identifies critical habitats and implements restoration programs. NCS encourages the appreciation of observing wildlife, distributes information on occurrences of wildlife, and participates in cooperative habitat management with landowners.

Contact Information

Wildlife Resources Division
Headquarters Office
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, S.E.
Social Circle, GA 30025

Call us:
Fisheries Management: (770) 918-6418
Game Management: (770) 918-6416
General Information: (770) 918-6400
Law Enforcement: (770) 918-6408
Nongame Wildlife & Natural Heritage: (770) 761-3035
Personnel Services: (770) 918-6403

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Georgia State Parks

Overview


The Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks & Historic Sites manages over 60 properties that preserve the state's environment and history.

Our mission is to protect Georgia’s natural beauty and historic integrity while providing opportunities for public enjoyment and education.

Core Values

  • Stewardship of our state’s natural, cultural, and historical resources is fundamental to the understanding of our past and the well being of our future.
  • Protection of the integrity of each site’s unique resources dictates the level of public use.
  • Engaging our visitors in meaningful programs is vital to their appreciation of the resources.
  • Customers demand affordable, quality services and facilities in a safe, positive environment.
  • As public servants, we must apply best business practices to all operational activities.

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)


To ensure continued service, the Department of Natural Resources’ Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHSD) formulates a comprehensive statewide recreation policy every five years. This policy is contained within SCORP, a plan that also makes the state eligible to receive and distribute federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF grants outdoor recreation projects in three categories: land acquisition, development and rehabilitation.

Contact Information

Panola Mountain Division Headquarters
2600 Hwy 155 SW, Suite C
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Red Top Mountain Operations Headquarters
781 Red Top Mountain Rd. SE
Cartersville, GA 30121

Call Us: 404-656-2770

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Iowa DNR

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for conserving and enhancing Iowa’s natural resources.

The DNR manages fish and wildlife programs, ensures the health of Iowa’s forests and prairies, and provides recreational opportunities in Iowa’s state parks. Just as importantly, the DNR carries out state and federal laws that protect air, land and water through technical assistance, permitting and compliance programs. The DNR also encourages the enjoyment and stewardship of natural resources among Iowans through outreach and education.

The DNR's mission:

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.

Contact Information

Central Office Address
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034

Call Us: (515) 281-5918

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Kansas State Park

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism currently manages 24 state parks across the state and The Prairie Spirit Trail. Except for Sand Hills and Mushroom Rock state parks, and the Prairie Spirit Trail, all state parks provide utility and primitive camping. Most have access to reservoirs and wildlife areas. Many also have trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Fifteen state parks (Cedar Bluff, Cheney, Crawford, Cross Timbers, El Dorado, Eisenhower, Glen Elder, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Milford, Perry, Prairie Dog, Tuttle Creek, Webster, Fall River, Pomona and Wilson) now provide cabins, both primitive and modern. Cabins are scheduled for construction at additional parks, including Hillsdale. A few parks are preserved natural areas, allowing visitors to enjoy unspoiled wild Kansas.

Many parks host annual events such as concerts, festivals, and competitions. Whatever your outdoor interest - hiking, camping, wildlife observation, fishing, biking, horseback riding, hunting, or just plain relaxing, a Kansas state park has what you're looking for. If you haven't visited a state park recently, look again. There's a world of outdoor adventures waiting for you!

Contact Information

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Operations Office
512 SE 25th Ave.
Pratt, KS 67124

Call Us: (620) 672-5911

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Kentucky State Park

The Kentucky State Parks operate 51 resorts, recreation parks and historic sites in Kentucky. We offer great places for hiking, camping, boating, fishing, golfing, lodges, cottages and much more.

Contact Information

Administrative Contact Information
500 Mero Street, 10th Floor CPT
Frankfort, NY 40601

Call Us: (502) 875-3733
Toll Free: (877) 855-3573

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Louisiana State Park

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. State Parks are open 365 days a year.

State Historic Sites and our Preservation Area are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Contact Information

Write to:
Louisiana Office of State Parks
P.O. Box 44426
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4426

Call Us: (225) 342-8111
Toll free: (888) 677-1400

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Maine State Park

Our Mission

The Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands protects and manages the natural and cultural resources under its care in order to offer a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities and provide environmental and economic benefits for present and future generations.

There’s a lot to see and do:

  • 47 State Parks, Historic Sites and River Corridors
  • 28 Public Reserved Lands Units
  • Hundreds of miles of multi-use trails
  • 34 Day Use State Parks
  • 12 Campgrounds
  • 15 Historic Sites
  • 3 River Corridors
  • Friendly and helpful staff
Contact Information

Division of Parks and Public Lands
22 State House Station
18 Elkins Lane (AMHI Campus)
Augusta, ME 04333-0022

Call Us: (207) 287-3821
Fax: 207-287-8111

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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Contact Information

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks 1505 Eastover Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211
601.432.2400

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Missouri State Parks

Missouri state parks and historic sites are administered by the Division of State Parks, a part of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Its main responsibilities are the administration of the Missouri state park system, and coordination of statewide programs in the areas of outdoor recreation and trails. The mission of the system is to preserve and interpret the state's most outstanding natural landscapes and cultural landmarks, and to provide the finest recreational opportunities compatible with those resources.

Missouri's state park system contains more than 200,000 acres available to the public. The system includes homes of famous Missourians, Civil War battlefields, and reminders of yesterday such as gristmills and covered bridges. The state's most outstanding landscapes are preserved here for everyone's enjoyment - deep forests, glades, prairies and blue streams and lakes.

The system offers over 2,000 structures, 3,500 campsites, 194 cabins, almost 2,000 picnic sites, and nearly 1,000 miles of trail for hikers, bicycle riders, off-road vehicle users and horseback riders. The system boasts the longest developed rails-to-trail project in the nation - the 240-mile Katy Trail State Park.

The Division of State Parks also administers programs in the areas of outdoor recreation and trail grants.

Contact Information

Contact Information By District:

Northern Missouri Parks District
P.O. Box 314, Brookfield, MO 64628
Call Us: (660) 258-7496

Northern Missouri Historic District
P.O. Box 314, Brookfield, MO 64628
Call Us: (660) 258-7496

Southern Missouri Historic District
2901 Highway 61, Festus, MO 63028
Call Us: (636) 931-5200

Ozarks District
P.O. Box 951, Lebanon, MO 65536
Call Us: (417) 532-7161

Eastern Parks District
2901 Highway 61, Festus, MO 63028
Call Us: (636) 931-5200

Call Us Toll Free: (800) 334-6946

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Montana State Parks

Our Mission

Our Mission is to preserve and protect our state’s heritage and the natural beauty of our public lands for the benefit of our families, communities, local economies and out-of-state visitors. Our objectives are to provide excellent land stewardship, public safety and service through recreation, innovation and education. Our goals are to provide an extraordinary experience for our visitors and to keep our state park system strong now and for generations to come.

Our History

The development of the state parks system in Montana was characteristic of many western states responding to the nationwide call for parks that began in the 1920s.

Advocates of state parks in Montana took early direction from the National Park Service and the National Conference on State Parks which began in 1921. The beginnings and development of the Montana State Park system trace no straight easy routes. In its first years, it had only a director and possibilities.

Today we are a thriving 54 state park system with sites on Flathead Lake and sites significant to Montana history and statehood, to parks rich in Native-American culture and heritage.

Contact Information

FWP State Headquarters
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Call Us: (406) 444-3750
Fax: (406) 444-4952

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Nebraska

Mission Statement

The mission of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreation resources in the best long-term interests of the people and those resources.

To accomplish that purpose, the Commission plans and implements its policies and programs efficiently and objectively; maintains a rich and diverse environment in Nebraska's lands and waters; provides outdoor recreation opportunities; manages wildlife resources for the maximum benefit of the people; and attempts to help Nebraskans appreciate their role in the natural world.

Organization

Our agency is governed by a board of Commissioners appointed by the governor of Nebraska. The Commissioners appoint a Director for a 6-year term. The agency is divided into divisions.

Contact Information

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503

Call Us: (402) 471-0641

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New Hampshire State Parks

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.

The Division is comprised of the following management areas:

  • Bureau of Park Operations
  • Bureau of Trails
  • Bureau of Historic Sites
  • Cannon Mountain

Vision

The Division of Parks and Recreation preserves, protects, and stewards New Hampshire’s natural, recreational, and historic sites. These diverse and special places of natural and cultural significance are premiere destinations for families and individuals of all ages and abilities, where exploration, adventure, learning, and fun create experiences and memories that last a lifetime. The Division’s management is innovative and dynamic, emphasizing outstanding customer service, meeting diverse needs, and developing strong partnerships with other public and private entities. The State Parks are valued and recognized as a critical contributor to New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

Mission

The mission of the Division of Parks and Recreation is to provide New Hampshire’s citizens and guests with outstanding recreational, educational, and inspirational experiences through the responsible management and cooperative stewardship of the state’s natural, recreational, and cultural resources.

Contact Information

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Division of Parks and Recreation
172 Pembroke Road
P.O. Box 1856
Concord, NH 03302-1856

Call Us: (603) 271-3556
Fax (603) 271-3553

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New Jersey Fish & Wildlife

The mission of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and manage the State's fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term biological, recreational and economic values for all New Jerseyans.

Agency Goals

  • To maintain New Jersey’s rich variety of fish and wildlife species at stable, healthy levels and to protect and enhance the many habitats on which they depend
  • To educate New Jerseyans on the values and needs of our fish and wildlife and to foster a positive human/wildlife co-existence
  • To maximize the recreational and commercial use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife for both present and future generations
Contact Information

Main Office (Trenton)
David Chanda, Director
N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife
Mail Code 501-03
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Call Us: 609-292-2965
Fax: 609-292-8207

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New Jersey State Park

On America's first official "Earth Day" — April 22, 1970, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was born. New Jersey became the third state in the country to consolidate its past programs into a unified major agency to administer aggressive environmental protection and conservation efforts. Former Governor William T. Cahill appointed Richard J. Sullivan as the first commissioner.

Since that day, NJDEP began a role to manage natural resources and solve pollution problems. In what started with about 1,400 employees in five divisions, NJDEP now has a staff of approximately 2,900 and is a leader in the country for its pollution prevention efforts and innovative environmental management strategies.

Contact Information

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
State Park Service
Mail Code: 501-04
PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Call Us:(609) 984-0370
Fax: (800) 843-6420

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North Carolina State Parks

Mission
Lewis Ledford, Director

The North Carolina State Parks System exists for the enjoyment, education, health and inspiration of all our citizens 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.

Contact Information

Raleigh Administrative Office
1615 MSC
Raleigh, NC 27699

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Raleigh Administrative Office
217 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

Call Us: (919) 707-9300

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Pennsylvania State Parks

Mission of Pennsylvania State Parks

The primary mission of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

Contact Information

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, Inc.
2131 Sandy Drive
State College, PA 16803-2283

Call Us Toll Free: (814) 234-4272
Fax: (814) 234-5276

Email Bev to request park publications like maps, brochures and information packets.

Email Ryan with general questions, compliments and concerns about Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Rhode Island State Parks

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.

Contact Information

Rhode Island State Parks
2321 Harford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919

Call Us: (401) 222-2632

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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

Mission & Objectives

The purpose of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks is to conserve, manage, protect, and enhance South Dakota's wildlife resources, parks, and outdoor recreational opportunities for the benefit and enjoyment of its visitors. We give the highest priority to the welfare of this state's wildlife and parks, and their environment, in planning and decisions.

Game Fish and Parks Commission

Acting within its legislative mandates, the commission serves as the advocate and liaison between the GFP department and its stakeholders to conserve and enhance our wildlife, parks and natural resources. We also provide opportunities for all citizens and future generations to use and enjoy South Dakota's outdoor heritage.

Division of Wildlife—will manage South Dakota's wildlife and fisheries resources and their associated habitats for their sustained and equitable use, and for the benefit, welfare and enjoyment of the citizens of this state and its visitors.

Division of Parks and Recreation—is committed to providing diverse outdoor recreational opportunities, acting as a catalyst for a growing tourism economy and preserving the resources with which we are entrusted. We will accomplish this through efficient, responsive and environmentally sensitive management, and constructive communication with those we serve.

Contact Information

SD Division of Parks and Recreation
523 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

Call Us: (605) 773-3391

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Tennessee State Parks

Our Origin

Tennessee State Parks was established through legislation in 1937, and those laws remain the framework for park operations today.

The primary purpose of state parks is to conserve natural, aesthetic, cultural, and historic resources, to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and to serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental and cultural resource education.

Our Mission: To preserve and protect, in perpetuity, unique examples of natural, cultural, and scenic areas and provide a variety of safe, quality, outdoor experiences through a well-planned and professionally managed system of state parks.

Our Values and Vision Statement: There is inherent value in the natural environment. The observation and experience of natural things in a setting removed from the hectic world of the day-to-day can uplift and recreate the human spirit.

There is also value in physical reminders of the past. Without history, there is no context upon which to base an understanding of the present or dreams of the future.

Tennessee's natural and cultural resources provide perspective and continuity to our lives to help make us whole. These places are so valued that we intend to preserve and protect them so that all citizens may enjoy them forever.

Contact Information

Tennessee State Parks Central Office
William R. Snodgrass TN Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Call Us: (615) 532-0001

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Utah DNR

Welcome to Utah State Parks and Recreation. Our 43 state parks offer opportunities for fun and learning for individuals or families. There is something for everyone including boating, golfing, camping, hiking, canoeing, and enjoying the natural beauty. Take time to get outside and experience the heritage, scenic and recreational state parks that exist for your enjoyment.

Services and Functions: We manage Utah's state park system, which includes operations, planning, and protection of 43 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.

We administer the Utah off-highway vehicle, boating, and trails programs, provide access to waterways and trails, and promote education, safety, and resource protection. We also administer Land and Water Conservation Fund, non-motorized, and motorized trails grant programs.

Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Planning and Development:We guide short and long-term site management for each park to protect their natural and cultural resource base, ensure safe, enjoyable visitor experiences, and develop and enhance facilities to meet visitor needs.

Contact Information

Utah Parks & Recreation
1594 W. North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Call Us: (801) 538-7220

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Virginia DCR

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.

Contact Information

Virginia State Parks
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Call Us Toll Free: (800) 933-PARK


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Virginia State Parks

An Overview

Conserve, protect, enhance and advocate wise use of the commonwealth’s unique natural, historical, recreational, scenic and cultural resources. Our livelihood, quality of life and future depend on how wisely we manage our natural resources. That is why the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) works to give individuals, businesses, communities and all levels of government the tools and information needed to make wise decisions in conserving our natural and recreational resources. We do this through planning, funding, education and, in a few cases, regulation.

DCR’s work falls into several broad categories. Perhaps most visibly, the agency manages, protects and provides access to numerous state parks throughout the commonwealth. About 7 million visitors a year enjoy breathtaking beauty and modern facilities in Virginia’s award winning state parks. Similarly, DCR manages an ever-growing number of natural area preserves. Particularly significant natural resources are protected in the preserves, and many provide opportunities for hiking and nature observation.

Contact Information

Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Call Us: (800) 933-7275

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Washington State Parks-Centennial

Mission

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.

Vison

Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.

The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

The agency has adopted the following core values:

  • A commitment to stewardship that transmits high quality park assets to future generations.
  • A dedication to outdoor recreation and public enjoyment that welcomes all our citizens to their public parks.
  • Support for one another as we translate our mission into reality.
  • Excellence in all we do.
  • Involving the public in our policy development and decision making.

State Parks are governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the governor. Commission members serve for staggered, six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency.

Contact Information

State Parks Headquarters
1111 Israel Road S.W.
Olympia, WA 98504

Call Us:
Olympia Headquarters | (360) 902-8500
Information Center | (360) 902-8844

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Westchester County Parks

With more than 50 parks, nature centers, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, pools, beaches and other outstanding recreational services available throughout the year, Westchester County Parks offers hundreds of things to do and places to see and enjoy just about any time you leave your doorstep.

Each year, more than three million people enjoy the incredible variety of natural resources and recreational opportunities our parks provide. Our nationally accredited parks are affordable and fun destinations for people of all ages and interests. You'll find areas where you can exercise, play or just relax and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

We are always seeking your input. We poll and survey customers as often as possible for their opinions and attitudes toward the services we provide. Visit and see how we work within county government to present our beautiful parks and deliver our services at an outstanding value.

Contact Information

Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation
450 Saw Mill River Rd.
Ardsley, NY 10502

Call Us: (914) 231-4500

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Wisconsin DNR
Contact Information

General Information

1-888-WDNRINFO (1-888-936-7463)
Hours: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921

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Wyoming State Parks

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.

Contact Information

Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
Barrette Building - 4th Floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 8202

Call Us: (307) 777-6323

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